"The Virgin Of Divine Love, Giulio Cesare Amidano (parma 1566 – 1630) Attr."
Early 17th century Emilian-Roman school
Giulio Cesare Amidano (Parma 1566 – 1630) attr.
Madonna with the child, Saint John and Saint Anne
called The Virgin of the Divine Love (after Raphael)
oil on canvas, cm. 130 x 100
with frame cm. 140 x 110
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The painting that we propose is a derivation, with slight variations, of the magnificent table realized by Raffaello Sanzio circa 1516, known as "The Virgin of the Divine Love", currently located in Naples at the Museum of Capodimonte and considered by many scholars among the most beautiful of the Roman period of the master.
In the foreground, the Madonna with the child in her lap, trying to play with St. John, while at dusk, San'Anna (long believed that St. Elizabeth) attends the scene by supporting his nephew. It is a symphony of appearances, a complexity of poses so soft that it seems natural; everything is a vibration of infantile flesh, in balance between innocence and tragic consciousness.
The ancient beauty of St. Anne, a symbol of the Church, is a counterpoint to Mary's "modesty", which simply embodies divine beauty. Our version, realized on canvas by a Roman matrix painter of the first half of the XVIIth century, differs from the original model by certain details, certainly adapted to the demands of the rich private commission, which wished in its collection a composition close to that of Raphael, but personalized. . We note in particular the absence of Saint Joseph in the background; in its place opens a suggestive view of the landscape at sunset with a lake framed by a plateau, which, in our opinion, could represent Lake Trasimeno. Our magnificent painting thus restores masterfully the masterpiece of Sanzio.
The classic theme of Our Lady with the Child is approached here in a "modern" way, as Vasari emphasizes: do not rely on the complex complexes typical of Michelangelo or the evanescent atmospheres of Leonardo, but on a concrete humanity. suffice to note the "earthly" nature with which the child and Saint John interact and the simple look on the pink face of the Virgin.
STATE The work is in excellent conservation conditions, moved to a frame and reworked, probably a few decades ago.
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