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

The Adoration of the Magi.


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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