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The Flight into Egypt is a quite small oil painted on wood that represents the moment when Joseph and Mary fled to Egypt with baby Jesus on their arms. It measures 26 cms per 24cms, and despite its small size, it’s strikingly beautiful and representative. It’s an early painting, made between the years of 1626 and 1630 and it’s already possible to observe influences that would be part of Rembrandt’s whole artistic career, and eventually became his most value characteristics.
First, he would favor night scenes. The darkness around the central figures, despite less dramatic and contrasting than the ones present on his late pieces, is already an indication of the artist’s methods. Another choice that can relate this painting with his later pieces is the limited color palette and the warm tones chosen to paint the figures. The painting shows Mary and Jesus riding a donkey. They are covered in a pastel blue mantle. The mantle is very thick and seems to keep them warm. The manger, as well as a few personal objects, are striped on the donkey, over the mantle.
Mary stares at the viewer. She is wearing a yellow turban around her head. The light shines on her face left to right, and it’s possible to see her enigmatic facial expression, despite the small size of the painting. Jesus on her arms is brightened not only by the mysterious light that comes from the bushes on the left, but he also has a halo of holy light around his head.
By their side, Joseph walks, leading them. He wears a short orange robe. The robe is made of thick clothing, and it seems like he is wearing a white shirt underneath. He is not wearing anything on his legs, and his feet are bare, Giving us the idea that he would have favored covering Mary and Jesus with as much clothing and warmth as possible, getting rid of his own vests. He wears a large straw hat that casts a shadow on his face. He looks towards Mary and the baby, so his face is nearly hidden.
Despite the darkness, there are suggestions of a path and a larger scenery, with some spiky leaves drawn on the left bottom corner. The most exciting feature of this composition is the light source. Apart from the halo on Jesus’ head, there is a light source coming from the left corner of the painting, casting a hard shadow of the group on the ground. This ghostly light source is very enigmatic and was an object of study of several researchers.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The flight into Egypt, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The flight into Egypt 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.
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