Mystic Marriage of Santa Caterina Polidoro da Lanciano
Mystic Marriage of Santa Caterina Polidoro da Lanciano
Mystic Marriage of Santa Caterina Polidoro da Lanciano
Mystic Marriage of Santa Caterina Polidoro da Lanciano
Mystic Marriage of Santa Caterina Polidoro da Lanciano
Mystic Marriage of Santa Caterina Polidoro da Lanciano
Mystic Marriage of Santa Caterina Polidoro da Lanciano
Mystic Marriage of Santa Caterina Polidoro da Lanciano
Mystic Marriage of Santa Caterina Polidoro da Lanciano
Mystic Marriage of Santa Caterina Polidoro da Lanciano
Mystic Marriage of Santa Caterina Polidoro da Lanciano
Mystic Marriage of Santa Caterina Polidoro da Lanciano
Mystic Marriage of Santa Caterina Polidoro da Lanciano

Mystic Marriage of Santa Caterina Polidoro da Lanciano

c. 1550 to c. 1560 Italy

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Painting oil on panel, depicting the mystic marriage of Saint Catherine, with dimensions of 55 x 70 without frame and 70 x 85 cm with contemporary frame of the painter Polidoro da Lanciano.

The painting is in a good state of readability and depicts one of the iconographic subjects most widely diffused by the Christian tradition. presented here following an ancient and tested scheme that wants the child, the Virgin, St. Catherine and St. Joseph protagonists of a pleasant devotional representation, the so-called mystical marriage of St. Catherine.

Maria is caught in a tender attitude towards her son, is indeed supporting the child who is delivering the ring to Santa Caterina, while noteworthy is the nudity of the child, essential to reveal to the bystanders his dual nature: the divine, declared from the brightness emanated by all his body, and the earthly one, likewise witnessed by his innocent nakedness; the scene is bordered by a green cloth that opens against the background of the sky and a hill. As for the stylistic data, we are faced with the work of a talented maestro active in the first half of the sixteenth century in northern Italy specifically in the Venetian and lagoon area, as evidenced by the typological characteristics of the table and in which they stand out references to the Venetian sixteenth-century culture, primarily from Tiziana. This leads to the reconnection of this panel to Polidoro da Lanciano (Polidoro de renzi Lanciano 1510 - Venice 1565) artist of origin. Abruzzo and pupil in the homeland of Paolo Paolo de Renzi. The commercial contacts of Lanciano with Venezia soon brought our artist to Venice even if we do not know the year. After 1530 he became a member of the Venetian painters' flutter and in the city he came into contact with the best artists of the period, so much so that the sources bear witness to his close relationship with Titian. From the art of Vecellio and Jacopo Palma derives the particular and characteristic style of this master, very active and titular, from the thirties onwards of a started painting workshop in Contrada San Pantaleo in the dorsoduro district in Venice.

His catalog today is made up of works of private devotion with sacred conversations in the manner of Titian and Palma the old. This table is also connected to them in which not only the typologies and gestures typical of Polidoro are highlighted, but also the creative approach, the brilliance of the colors and the peculiar way of draping as seen in works like Madonna with child and SS. Caterina, Andrea Francesco and holy bishop in Lanciano or Madonna with Tobia and the angel from a private collection.

This is a very important iconographic subject in which the co-star of the opera S. Caterina d'Alessandria, the girl of royal lineage who for these reasons is portrayed with princely clothes and her hair well entwined with a string of pearls; the young woman is receiving from Jesus the wedding ring re-enactment of a vision she had before her martyrdom with the toothed wheel; a story that recalls a young Saint Catherine who, refusing to idolize pagan idols for her Christian faith, suffers numerous tortures including the cogwheel, but she was miraculously saved by a thunderbolt thrown by the Lord who destroyed the terrible instrument of torture. Here we can speak of an elegant figurative vocabulary, sometimes even renewed, revealing the particular physiognomy of the characters, the bright yet balanced colors and the whimsical slightly eccentric ductus in which even the slightly elongated shapes, timbric timbres and evanescent fragments stand out.

This interesting work is in a good state of conservation and was performed with a careful oil painting technique made with light and decisive overlapping color strokes and extended with the tip of the brush to accentuate the contrasts of light and shadow in the drapery; the pleasant and gratifying final result was achieved with the use of a range of warm and suitably balanced colors.

We can find the same artistic sense of our table also in the Madonna with the child on the throne and the saints. John the Evangelist and Nicola of the castle museum in L'Aquila but also the evident compositional approach in the Madonna with the child and the Saints Caterina, Andrea, Francesco and Santo Vescovo (Lanciano popular bank of lanciano and Sulmona).

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Mr. Riccardo Moneghini
Old Master Paintings Expert - Art Historian
great state of conservation
Venice, private collection
Dimensions
Height 55.00 cm (21.65 inches)
Width 70.00 cm (27.56 inches)
External Height 70.00 cm (27.56 inches)
External Width 85.00 cm (33.46 inches)
Stock Code
32
Medium
oil on canvas
Riccardo Moneghini

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