Arcimboldo / Auctions / OLD MASTERS - Sept 14, 2019 / Leonello Spada (1576 - 1622)–Christ on the Column

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Leonello Spada (1576 - 1622)

Christ on the Column

oil on canvas 180.0 x 154.0 cm

Starting price:
500 000 CZK / 20 000 EUR
Price realized:
500 000 CZK / 20 000 EUR

Auction:OLD MASTERS - Sept 14, 2019 14/09/2019, 17:00

Caravaggista Leonello Spada was active in Rome and his hometown of Bologna. His benefactors included, for example, Cardinal Maffeo Barberini and Alessandro d’ Este. His first canvases reflect the Mannerist style of the Flemish artist Denis Calvaert and later the work of the painting studios of the Carracci family, where he assisted. Spada used a warm color palette, working with strong contrasts of light and shadow on a neutral background and focused on detailed depiction of drapery. The scene depicts Christ chained to the column, where he will soon be whipped. Since the Middle Ages, this subject is depicted as part of the Passion cycle.
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