Wednesday, June 24, 2015

RELIGIOUS ART - Drawings from the Bible by the Old Masters! Domenico Campagnola, THE FLAGELLATION

Domenico Campagnola - PADUA 1484 - 1550 (?)
Pen and brown ink over black chalk
220 by 378 mm

The Flagellation of Christ, sometimes known as Christ at the Column or the Scourging at the Pillar, is a scene from the Passion of Christ very frequently shown in Christian art, in cycles of the Passion or the larger subject of the Life of Christ. It is the fourth station of the modern alternate Stations of the Cross, and a Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary. The column to which Christ is normally tied, and the rope, scourge, whip or birch are elements in the Arma Christi. The Basilica di Santa Prassede in Rome, claimed to possess the original column. More

Domenico Campagnola (c. 1500 – 1564) was an Italian painter and printmaker in engraving and woodcut of the Venetian Renaissance. His most influential works were his drawings of landscapes.

Probably born in Venice, he was the pupil of his father, the leading engraver and painter Giulio Campagnola.  His grand father, Girolamo Campagnola was also a famous humanist and painter in Padua (end of the 15th century). He was initially trained by his father, and may also have been a pupil of Titian, with whose workshop he was clearly associated. Much of his early painting may be of landscape backgrounds in Titians. In his lifetime he was a successful painter, mostly in Padua (Giulio's home town), where he was based from the early 1520s, until his death there in 1564. He mainly painted on walls, including decorative schemes, but portraits and landscapes are also attributed to him. His works as a painter are not highly regarded by modern art historians though some landscapes are of high quality. More