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St. Francis with the Stigmata

Vincenzo Campi

Truth and mysticism: in keeping with the precepts of the Counter-Refomation which demanded easily understandable images, the artist has simplified his composition, focusing on the figure of St. Francis and setting the celebrated episode in a fertile landscape rendered almost dreamlike by touches of phosphorescent light, the artist’s way of underscoring the intensity of the moment in which the saint in ecstasy has identified so completely with Christ that he receives the marks of the crucifixion on his own flesh, as we can see from his hands.

Download hi-res image TITLE St. Francis with the Stigmata
AUTHOR Vincenzo Campi
DATE 1580 - 90
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
TECNICA OPERA olio su tela
DIMENSIONS cm 212 x 118
INVENTORY 7362
ROOM XV
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