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The exact year this painting was produced is not precise, but it is known that it was painted between 1604 and 1606. This late piece is a result of all the years Caravaggio spent perfecting his technique while living in several places. The turbulence on his life started when he fled Milan and arrived in Rome with no resources. He had nothing to wear; no food, and provisions were scarce. At this time he was taken in by Giuseppe Cesari, and there he lived the next three years. Caravaggio was known for being quarrelsome and insurgent, a characteristic that first got him out of Milan. No more than three years later he got into a disagreement with Cesari and was thrown on the streets once again.
Caravaggio had nothing for himself, but Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte took him in and offered him to stay in his household. Luckily, Caravaggio managed to stay there and be supported by the Cardinal while developing his unique artistic style. Also around this time, he started changing his subject matter and focusing his attention on religious pieces. Soon he would become one of the most famous painters of Italy, and then, the world.
When Madona di Loreto was produced, he already had his particular style with the accentuated tenebrism, the dramatic contrast and the developed chiaroscuro technique. The Madonna appears to the common people with Christ in her arms. The pose of the figure of Madonna showed up again on the famous statues of Madonna and Christ. She is wearing luxurious purple clothes, and Christ is wrapped in no more than a simple white piece of cloth. The peasants throw themselves at her feet in adoration. The contrast between the clothes and colors on Madonna and Christ, with the humbleness of the peasants, enhances the divinity and holiness expressed in the piece.
There are few details in the background, but they are relevant to inform the viewer that this scene is set on a doorstep of a street. The color palette is strict and punctual. Most of the piece is brown and warm, in faded natural tones. Behind the holy figures, there is a pitch black background that helps them stand out and look brighter and sacred. The two standing figures have pale, bright skin.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Madona di Loreto, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Madona di Loreto that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure plastic tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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