Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Holy Night (Adoration of Shepherds) (detail) Nativity (Holy Night)

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Abstract

The light appears simultaneously to bathe and to emerge from the Child, who is lying on a rough pallet, only to soften on the face of the Virgin, tenderly rapt in a maternal embrace. They are surrounded by the fluid gestures of the shepherds and of St Joseph, who is holding back the donkey, and by the kicking legs of the angels transported by the cloud that spreads hazily through the picture.The painting is not lacking in color and the chiaroscuro spreads over and softens every form. It is a picture that points the way toward the future Lombard investigation of luministic effects, and was used as a model by such painters as Procaccini, Reni, and Domenichino, and even later on, by Barocci and Maratta.

Keywords

Dresden, Germany, Italy, Style: Italian Mannerist, School: Mannerist, Movement: Mannerism, Italian, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian Mannerist; School: Mannerist; Movement: Mannerism; Italian; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Dresden, Germany; Italy

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LIF2258

The Holy Night (Adoration of Shepherds) (detail) Nativity (Holy Night)

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