Saint Magdalene, XVII Th. CenturySaint Magdalene represented in a cave, often stripped to remember his past sinful, light symbolizes the grace of conversion.
It symbolizes the futility of worldly pleasures.
The face of the penitent with the eyes turned towards the sky, and almost watery eyes rolled back, mouth open, his face evokes both repentance and ecstasy.
The representation of the body with the throat offered is a kind of interposition is curvy and voluptuous; hand gestures evokes renunciation and hospitality ambiguous attitude confirms the reading in both directions of this work which presents a sensual and fulfilling Madeleine.
Oil on Canvas
French School of the XVII century
frame carved and gilded wood
Measures: High. 84 cm X Width. 73 cm
Style: Baroque religious
Restoration by a single light cleaning.
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