Red robed monks kneel in prayer celebrating at the altar before the glowing crown of Christ
Pieter Claeissens I
The Mass of Saint Gregory, after 1530
Size: 26” × 30 5/8”
The anthurium and painted white aspidistra successfully reflect the altar scene. The unity is affected by the disparate choice of plant material between the upper and lower portion of the design.
Earth, air, fire and water bound together and merging one into the other in an endless loop throughout eternity.
The Four Elements, 1611
Size: 70 1/2” × 67”
Skillful execution creates a well-balanced and interpreted design.
As we follow the bridge between earth and heaven, we rise and are transformed from darkness into light.
Virgin and Child with Angels, c. 1620
Size: 61 1/8” × 49 1/4”
The sophisticated color manipulation creates a sense of motion. The balance is affected by the abundance of leucospermum.
Imagine the path of the Apostle as he scripts the Divine Light
Possibly French, active in Rome
Saint Paul Writing His Epistles, c. 1618–20
Size: 39 1/8” x 52 3/8”
The color gradation and placement of material create movement through the design. The grey fabric dominates.