{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 16355, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/16355", "Disp_Access_No" : "2017.1022", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "circa 1654-1655", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1654", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1655", "Disp_Title" : "Madonna and Child in Glory with an Angel", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "Madonna and Child in Glory with an Angel", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione", "Sort_Artist" : "Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto", "Disp_Dimen" : "53.5 cm x 39.2 cm (21 1/16 in. x 15 7/16 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "53.5 cm", "Disp_Width" : "39.2 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "Sheet", "Medium" : "Oil on antique laid paper mounted", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on antique laid paper mounted on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Monumental in conception and pictorial in development, this work dramatizes the interrelation of media and character of research in Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione’s art. Brush with oil paint on paper was his preferred graphic technique after around 1650. Although the motif recalls several altarpieces, and its loaded pigment and close brushwork resemble those of a preparatory bozzetto, this study was apparently conceived as an autonomous work. Such studies were the most focused and sustained of Castiglione’s innumerable variations upon motifs established in his paintings. This sketch is also an outstanding example of the complex sources of Castiglione’s mature style. The inspiration of Rubens and Anthony van Dyck is still palpable in the technique, rhythmic articulation, and modulated light. The lyrical touch recalls another early influence, the Genoese works of Giulio Cesare Procaccini. These accommodate, however, later Roman examples: the luminous color of Giovanni Lanfranco and the extravagant form of Gianlorenzo Bernini. Specifically, the haughty Virgin and convulsed angel paraphrase the composition and invert the relationship in the sculptor’s famous Saint Theresa in Ecstasy. Not only was Castiglione in contact with Bernini during his second Roman sojourn, but the Cornaro Chapel was the sculptor’s principal project at the time. The Suida-Manning Collection includes ten works on paper by the artist. 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Castiglione not only experimented incessantly with the technique, but in his later career adopted it as his preferred means of drawing. Monochrome -- usually the reddish-brown seen here -- and very open brushwork maintained the linear personality of these studies, while the oil selectively impregnated into the paper allowed variation in their resolution, saturation of color, and to an extent even hue. This is an excellent example of this distinctive and often arresting hybrid. 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Already identifiable are the personification of Poetry at the center, the bacchante to her left, and the satyr to her right. In the finished work, the three figures are more compact in their grouping, and the composition is filled with accouterments at the left. While the subject and format pertain to the Baroque classicism of artists like Poussin and Testa, the drawing’s restless forms and calligraphic line are indelibly Genoese.", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Suida-Manning Collection, 2017", "Copyright_Type" : "Public domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "drawing", "Creation_Place2" : "Italian", "Department" : "Prints and Drawings", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2017.1025.tif", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2017.1025.tif", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2017.1025.tif", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2017.1025.tif", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "5738", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 16254, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/16254", "Disp_Access_No" : "2017.1024", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "circa 1640", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1635", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1645", "Disp_Title" : "Noah Leading the Animals into the Ark", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "Noah Leading the Animals into the Ark", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione", "Sort_Artist" : "Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto", "Disp_Dimen" : "39.5 cm x 57.3 cm (15 9/16 in. x 22 9/16 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "39.5 cm", "Disp_Width" : "57.3 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "Sheet", "Medium" : "Oil on antique laid paper mounted on cradled wood panel", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on antique laid paper mounted on cradled wood panel", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This oil sketch reveals two fundamental debts to Netherlandish art. The technique, especially employed in such a loose and summary manner, derives from the frequent preparatory studies of the great Flemish painters, Rubens and Van Dyck, who were active at Genoa early in the century. And the subject responds to the Genoese taste for animal paintings that was acquired from 17th-century Holland. Castiglione rarely essayed animals as such, but many of his habitual historical subjects are pretexts for featuring them. The constancy of his interest and the continuity in these subjects are made clear by the comparison of this study with his large etching from more than a decade later. ", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Suida-Manning Collection, 2017", "Copyright_Type" : "Public domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "drawing", "Creation_Place2" : "Italian", "Department" : "Prints and Drawings", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Should be on display with conservator''s approval. 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