Life and Art of Artemisia Gentileschi > Adoration of the Magi > Next Painting

The Adoration of the Magi.

1636-37

Oil on canvas

3.08m by 02.05m

Laboratorio di Conservazione di Capodimonte, Naples.

The Painting.

This is one of three paintings that Artemisia provided for the renovation of a cathedral at Pozzuoli. The scene is a relatively solemn, subdued work for Artemisia, but quite appropriate for a liturgical painting. The male figures seem disproportionally large compared with the dignified Madonna and child dwarfed at left.

The Artist's Life.

Artemisia collaborated with Massimo Stanzione, a Neapolitan emulator of Caravaggio who had moved to Naples around the same time as Artemisia. Although Stanzione was eight years her senior, it appears that she influenced his style.




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