Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Triumph of Divine Providence (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Everything combines to underline the vibrant dynamism of the work. The large scudding clouds and the perspective viewpoints looking up from below were probably inspired by Correggio's examples. But the brand new ingredient was Pietro da Cortona's desire to turn the fresco into a total work of art. The spectator was intended to lose his perception of space when he looked at it and become caught up in a spiritual and esthetic ecstasy. Another hallmark of Baroque was the happy way it mixed different subjects. In this scene, officially on a religious theme, the triumphs of the Barberini dynasty are nearly as apparent as those of Divine Providence as can be seen from the way their heraldic device of flying bees dominates the scene

Keywords

Rome, Italy, Rome, Italy (Palazzo Sforza), Style: Italian Baroque, School: Baroque, Movement: Baroque, Italian, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian Baroque; School: Baroque; Movement: Baroque; Italian; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Rome, Italy; Rome, Italy (Palazzo Sforza)

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-MIF0594

The Triumph of Divine Providence (detail)

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