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2 paintings Modanno W/ child and Angels
By: Digitalz
E-mail: imbobbydigital@aol.com

The painting called Madonna and Child with Saint Francis and Dominic and Angels by Giulio
Cesare Procaccini is one of many paintings labeled masterpiece. This painting contains
brilliant brushwork and messages that are indirect. This painting was done in Milan Italy
any where from 1574-1625. It is 101 1/8 x 56 3/8 in. (256.9 x 143.2 cm) and painted on
canvas with oil. In the picture all the faces are looking at the child that is held by
Mary. Saint Francis is dressed in a long cloak with a hood in one hand he hold a wooden
cross and in the other hand an apple that he giving to the virgin mother. Saint Dominic is
on the other side of Mary who is elevated above everyone else. Saint Dominic seems to be
falling backward in awe of Mary. There are angels all around with roses in a vase. One
angel is playing the guitar the others are just hanging around Mary. The Christ child is
on Mary’s lap he looks straight out. Giulio Cesare Procaccini shows the figures as full
and having realistic mass. He gives the illusion of layering that one person is in front
of the other. The artist leaves no space between figures; every spot is filled with a body
or object. There is an emphasis on the Christ child his eyes look directly at you through
this portrait. There is a sense of rhythm that everyone in the painting is just flows
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