Thursday, October 18, 2018

01 Works, RELIGIOUS ART - Interpretation of the bible, With Footnotes - 120

AFTER CARLO CIGNANI (ITALY, 1628-1719)
ITALIAN SCHOOL, LATE 19TH CENTURY.
CARITAS
Oil on canvas
116x139cm
Private collection

In Christian theology charity, Latin caritas, is understood by Thomas Aquinas as "the friendship of man for God", which "unites us to God". He holds it as "the most excellent of the virtues". Further, Aquinas holds that "the habit of charity extends not only to the love of God, but also to the love of our neighbor".


The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines "charity" as "the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for His own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God". More on Caritas

Carlo Cignani (15 May 1628 – 8 September 1719) was an Italian painter. His innovative style referred to as his 'new manner' introduced a reflective, intimate mood of painting and presaged the later pictures of Guido Reni and Guercino, as well as those of Simone Cantarini. This gentle manner marked a break with the more energetic style of earlier Bolognese classicism of the Bolognese School of painting. More on Carlo Cignani

Carlo Signani was the last great artist of the Baroque of Bologna. He studied with Francesco Albani and his work was strongly influenced by that of Coreggio. His masterpiece is the fresco of La Asunción de la Virgen in the dome of the church of Santa María del Fuoco, in Forli. More on Carlo Cignani




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