Benvenuto Tisi da Garofalo

Marriage at Cana

Marriage at Cana
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Author: Benvenuto Tisi da Garofalo
Painting, Oil on canvas, 306x248 cm
Origin: Italy, 1531

Garofalo painted The Marriage at Cana for the refectory of the Monastery of San Bernardino at Ferrara where, according to a vow he had taken, he worked free of charge for some years. In 1792 the painting was acquired by Pope Pius VI for his family palace in Rome.

The subject is Christ's first miracle: at the marriage feast at Cana in Galilee at which Christ was a guest, when the wine began to run out He ordered them to fill the jugs with water which He then turned into wine . The idealized images, the clear grouping of figures and particularly the powerful arches in the background are evidence of the influence of Raphael, above all the School of Athens fresco in the Vatican.

Personage: Christ
Style: Renaissance
Source of entry: Gatchina Palace, After 1898
School: Ferrara
Theme: The Bible and Christianity

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