The amazing times of the Renaissance gave the stories of many brilliant sculptors and artists. It is noteworthy that the talented people of that time possessed precisely a versatile gift - picturesque, sculptural, graphic, and sometimes, architectural. For more than 5 centuries, the genius of Raphael has been fascinating with the images of a beautiful person, the embodiment of the idea of the harmonious beauty of life.
Portraits and multi-figure compositions are distinguished by their originality and reveal all the best and significant that is inherent in the person. The architectural talent of the master is felt in laconicism and harmony of thought in his best paintings.
Saint Cecilia was written by Raphael commissioned by Cardinal Lorenzo Pucci for the family chapel in Bologna. The composition brings to the fore the figure of Cecilia, whose inspired face is raised to the sky. Six singing angels attract the eye with amazing expressiveness of faces and figures. The artist’s remoteness to convey the moment of revelation, where the frozen Cecilia stands out against the background of his companions, whose views are directed at worldly affairs.
The painting was painted in warm golden brown tones, where only the monumental figure of St. Paul stands out with a green color spot and creates an additional emphasis in the overall composition. The harmony of images is achieved by wave-like lines that create interwoven flows. These are folds of clothes and the contours of figures, the outlines of the heavenly limits with singing angels. The integrity and completeness of the picture creates a special world that you want to peer into, finding all the new details.
Picasso Avignon Maidens