Maria Magdalena.

Mary Magdalene

By
Ambrosius Benson
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Photographer
Hugo Maertens

About this artwork

When we compare this Mary Magdalene with the painter's Rest on the flight into Egypt we will notice that the latter is still very traditional and Flemish while this image of the Magdalene has a modern and Italian feel. The classical face and the brown sfumato of the modelling are reminiscent of Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci. By excluding superfluous details the artist gives Mary Magdalene a classical serene and even monumental presence.

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Mary Magdalene
Photo number
0040026003
Inventory number
1972.GRO0008.I
Mary Magdalene
Photo number
0040026003
Inventory number
1972.GRO0008.I
Mary Magdalene
Photo number
0040026003
Inventory number
1972.GRO0008.I

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