The Virgin Appearing to St Luke and St Catherine (1592) by Annibale Carracci

The Virgin Appearing to St Luke and St Catherine - Annibale Carracci - 1592

Artwork Information

TitleThe Virgin Appearing to St Luke and St Catherine
ArtistAnnibale Carracci
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions226 x 401 cm
Art MovementBaroque
Current LocationLouvre, Paris, France
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About The Virgin Appearing to St Luke and St Catherine

Annibale Carracci’s 1592 painting, The Virgin Appears to St. Luke and Catherine, is a religious painting that depicts the Virgin Mary with the infant Jesus on her lap. This painting is executed in Baroque style and measures 226 x 401 cm, it was created using oil on canvas.

In addition to the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus, this artwork also portrays St. Luke holding his gospel and St. Catherine of Alexandria with a martyr’s palm in one hand and a sword in another hand. Carracci is famous for his skillful handling of emotions within his works of art which made him an influential figure of Baroque paintings.

For those who want to experience this masterpiece first-hand, be advised that it is located at the Louvre museum in Paris, France. However, if you are unable to travel there but still wish to appreciate Annibale Carracci’s magnificent work, you can purchase an authentic hand-painted oil reproduction for your home or office space.

It should be noted that many artists have recreated this image including John Thomas Serres,Hercules Seghers,Giovanni Serritelli who created interpretations based on Carracci’s work. These museum-quality art reproductions take around 14-16 days for production given its detailed process making it well worth the wait for collectors or enthusiasts keen on owning their own copy of such a revered paintingl

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