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Butchered Ox

Mario Mafai

This large painting, of a size rarely favoured by Mafai, was painted in Paris in 1930 as a tribute to Rembrandt’s painting of the same subject hanging in the Louvre. The butchered meat, thrown into relief by the bright, bloody light and livid green hues, emerges from the tar-black background. Emilio Jesi bought the picture directly from Mafai when the artist moved from Rome to Genoa to escape the racial persecutions of the time.

Download hi-res image TITLE Butchered Ox
AUTHOR Mario Mafai
DATE 1930
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 116 x 93.5
INVENTORY 5079
ROOM XXIII
FIRMA Mafai 30
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