Madonna in Glory

Madonna in Glory c1665-75 by Italian Painter Carlo Dolci (1616 – 1686); was a painter of the Baroque period and was known for his highly finished religious artwork.

This is a Christian Art portrait of Mary Magdalene or the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus with the light of GOD upon her.

Dolci use of color, light and shadow creates a beautiful soft and endearing religious art piece; as she stands on the clouds and surrounded by more clouds with a warn orange glow behind her head accented by a circular array of stars; of which eight are visible to the viewer.

She is dressed simply with a dark kerchief over her head, a read under garment that cover over with a blue top dress and lastly a dark grey mesh scarf lays across her chest from shoulder to shoulder.

To complement this piece I created an elaborate yet beautiful embossed border with gold tones and added the title of the artwork Madonna in Glory at the bottom.

This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that can be purchased as a canvas print online.

Decorative Accents Used In This Piece Are Available At HeritageType

Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org

Carlo was born in Florence; the grandson of a painter on his mothers side of the family who at a very early age apprenticed with Italian Baroque Jacopo Vignali (1592 – 1664).

Unlike many other painters Carlo was not a prolific painter; many times taking weeks working on just one part of the human body.

This made him unsuited for large scale fresco, asd so he mainly painted small scale and half body length portraits; although he did paint some full length portraits as well.

Since Dolci was a devoted Christian much of his work is religious in nature, demonstrating his strong belief and faith. He also had a daughter Agnese Dolci (1635 – 1686), who was an accomplished artist in her own right that helped produced copies of his works.

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