The Holy Family with Angels
Domenico Beccafumi - circa 1545-1550
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Rapid brushwork and strong accents of light and shade are characteristic of the Mannerist style. Theoreticians of the time argued that a painter should work only as long as his inspiration lasts. The result, as here, gives often a sketchy, unfinished effect. Typical of the Mannerist group, beccafumi reveals the influence of Michelangelo in the muscular bodies and of Raphael in the tenderness of mood.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1545-1550
Artist age:Approximately 66 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 81.3 cm (32.01 in.), Width: 61.6 cm (24.25 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on panel
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 01 August 2014.
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