"Salvator Mundi, Flemish School Of The Early Seventeenth Century"Old painting depicting Christ blessing in 'Salvator Mundi', executed by a Flemish master at the beginning of the 17th century Flemish school of the early 17th century SALVATOR MUNDI oil on canvas, cm. 94 x 68 Details on: www.ANTICHITACASTELBARCO.it The painting shows the traditional iconographic model of Salvator Mundi, with Christ represented in half-figure, the right raised in the act of blessing; the left rests instead on the sphere representing the globe surmounted by a cross, symbol of universal power. In the sphere we see an inhabited shortcut and the moon, an unusual detail, which is often symbolically alluded to the temporal power of the Church. The theme of painting, namely the image of the blessing of Christ bearing the Globus Cruciger, the globe surmounted by a cross, became very common in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, especially among painters of the culture of the North Europe. The work is executed by a painter of Flemish descent, certainly active at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries, who must have known the Italian models, particularly recognizable by certain features of the face and the plasticity of the figure, less rigid than the pure Flemish motifs. In the proposed painting, Christ the Savior is depicted on a dark background, according to the classical North European manner, with the face slightly tilted in profile and the eyes turned upward; The particular warm light that shapes the figure and exalts its details goes back to the art of Northern Europe. The painting is in excellent condition. Composition of a non-contemporary tabernacle frame. The painting, like all our objects, is sold with a certificate of photographic authenticity (FIMA - CINOA) For more information, please contact us.