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Corrado Giaquinto's The Holy Spirit, painted in the 1750s exists as a study for a larger decorative piece for a church ceiling in Madrid and would almost certainly have been shown to the patron as an early indicator of the final work. As the larger piece has never been found, this prototype painting exists as a tantalising hint of what might have been a Rococo masterpiece. Giaquinto, an Italian Rococo painter, was renowned for his decorative reproductions of Biblical themes, and was the foremost fresco artist in Italy during the mid-eighteenth century, alongside the great Tiepolo. Without doubt a masterpiece of religious painting, The Holy Spirit demonstrates Giaquinto's handle on the Rococo style that had spread from its origins in France in 1699 after King Louis XIV demanded more youthful and energetic art to be produced under his dominion. In response, artists versed in the Baroque style moved away from symmetry and towards more organic, fluid designs which mimicked the foliage of nature.
The Holy Spirit expresses the archetypal discussion prevalent in Europe during the mid-eighteenth century – the balance between color and underdrawing, and the use of detail as ornamentation. Moving firmly away from the austerity of the Wars of the Religions and the Reformation, many artists embraced the dramatic flourishes of the decorative Rococo style. In many ways Rococo was a reproduction in paint of the excesses and decadence that would lead to the French Revolution – the light-hearted flair and the jovial decorative features all combined to produce an art that basked in its own majesty. Yet, Giaquinto's The Holy Spirit elegantly fuses the style with his usual style of religious painting to create a joyous union of heaven and earth.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Holy Spirit 1750s, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Holy Spirit 1750s 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.
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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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