Carlo Dolci

St Cecilia

St Cecilia
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Author: Carlo Dolci
Painting, Oil on canvas, 126x99.5 cm
Origin: Italy, Second half of the 1640s

The Florentine artist Carlo Dolci enjoyed great fame during his life, and indeed his works are always marked by superb technique and elegance of form and colour. Saint Cecilia is one of his best late works. The patroness of musicians, Cecilia is shown seated at the harpsichord. With great care, Dolci conveys the marvellous texture of her green silk dress, the transparent greyish muslin and the shining stones of her brooch. Cecilia's face is calm and reveals no signs of exaltation or ecstasy, only the shining halo reminding us that this is not a secular painting.

Personage: St Cecilia
Source of entry: Between 1774 and 1783
Theme: The Bible and Christianity

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