Abraham Bloemaert / Charity / c. 1590Abraham Bloemaert
c. 1590

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Creator Name: Bloemaert, Abraham
Creator Nationality: European; Dutch
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1564 - 1651
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Abraham Bloemaert
Title: Charity
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1585
Creation End Date: 1595
Creation Date: c. 1590
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on wood
Dimensions: Unframed: 68.5cm x 54.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1994.10
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Provenance: (Jack Kilgore & Co., Inc.)
Context: Although the composition resembles Renaissance depictions of the Virgin and Child, this image of a woman surrounded by several children is an allegory of Charity. The twisting gestures (some seen from above, others from below) and tightly packed arrangement of figures are typical of Mannerist painting in the Netherlands. Influenced by painting trends in Florence, Paris, and Prague, Bloemaert used distorted forms to heighten the emotional impact of his subject.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1994.10
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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