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The Elect Ascending into Heaven

Accession Number
1970/2.12

Title
The Elect Ascending into Heaven

Artist(s)
Luca Cambiaso

Object Creation Date
circa 1567

Medium & Support
pen and brown ink with brown wash on paper

Dimensions
11 15/16 in x 8 7/16 in (30.32 cm x 21.43 cm);17 in x 12 ½ in (43.18 cm x 31.75 cm);19 3/10 in x 14 3/10 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm)

Credit Line
Gift through the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein

Label copy
Cambiaso developed a distinctive "cubist" drawing style to explore in a schematic way the play of light over three-dimensional forms rationally organized in space. This sheet is a study for one of two paintings for walls of the choir in the church of the SS. Annunziata di Portoria in Genoa. Intriguingly, while the drawing is severely abstract and clarified, the finished canvas is tumultous and densely packed. Further, the joy expressed through the body language of the elect in the drawing became frank erotism in the painting.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
kneeling
nudes
praying
seated
standing

3 Related Resources

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(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

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