The article examines four paintings created by Italian artist Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, also known as Il Guercino, which he kept in his own private residence. The author notes similarities in the paintings, which all depict Christian saints alone in the wilderness. The saints depicted are Mary Magdalene, St. Jerome, St. John the Baptist, and St. Paul the Hermit. The author emphasizes Guercino's decision to portray these saints in solitude with identical scenery. The influence of the artist's old age on his decision to execute the paintings is explained.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts