Sunday, March 22, 2015

30 Old Master Paintings, Interpreting Mary Magdalene as the "The Penitent Magdalene"

Mary Magdalene is a religious figure in Christianity. Mary Magdalene traveled with Jesus as one of his followers. She was present at Jesus' two most important moments: the crucifixion and the resurrection.[3] Within the four Gospels she is named at least 12 times - more than most of the apostles.

After Fritz Ludwig Christian Sturm (German, 1834-1906), 
19th century coloured print from the original painting on tile ''The Penitent Magdalene''. 
Gilt-framed and glazed. 
Image size approximately 89.5cm x 64cm

Caravaggio's original Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy 'discovered'
Renaissance masterpiece 'located in private European collection'

The painting refers to the legend in which Mary Magdalene, living as a hermit in a cave in southern France near Aix-en-Provence after Christ's death, was overcome seven times a day by "the delightful harmonies of the celestial choirs" Photo: LA REPUBBLICA

1805 Berlin - 1867 Cologne - attributed
Atoning Magdalene
SOHN, CARL FERDINAND
Oil on canvas. Relined. 57,5 x 74cm. 
Monogrammed and dated lower right: C.S. 1847

PENITENT MAGDALENE
oil on canvas
45 1/8  by 36 1/4  in.; 114.6 by 92.1 cm.

DÜSSELDORF 1688 - AFTER 1726
PENITENT MAGDALENE
signed and dated lower left: B.F. Douvan./A. 1717
oil on panel
15 1/2  by 19 in.; 39.4 by 48.2 cm.

Little detail is known about the life of Bartholmeus Douven.  He was born in Düsseldorf and studied with Adriaen van der Werff.  He painted religious and historical pictures, as well as portraits.

LOUIS-JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAGRENÉE
PARIS 1724 - 1805
LA MADELEINE PÉNITENTE 
LOUIS-JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAGRENÉE ; THE PENITENT MAGDALENE ; SIGNED UPPER RIGHT IN COUNTER-RELIEF  L. LAGRENÉE ; OIL ON CANVAS

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) 
(Italian, about 1487 - 1576)
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 
Date: 1555 - 1565
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 108.3 x 94.3 cm (42 5/8 x 37 1/8 in.)

These paintings of a repentant Mary Magdalene lifting her teary eyes to heaven were meant to inspire a greater spiritual devotion, at a time when Catholicism was being challenged by the Protestant reformation. 


Giovanni Battista Pittoni
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 

Images of Mary Magdalene, the fallen woman whom Jesus found worthy to redeem and who would spend the rest of her life in solitude to atone for her sins, were especially prevalent during the Counter-Reformation, a period of devout Catholicism that lasted from approximately 1540 to 1640.

Donato Creti
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 
Size: 24” inches wide by 29” inches high 

Agostino Carracci
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 

Ippolito Borghese
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 

(after) Francesco Trevisani
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 

Guido Reni 1635
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 
Style: Baroque
Technique: oil
Material: canvas
Dimensions: 74.3 x 90.8 cm

Georges de la Tour c. 1635
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 

Andrea Vaccaro
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 

Angelo Caroselli 1620
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 

Artemisia
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 
c. 1615-16
Oil on canvas
0.657m by 0.508m

Giacomo Galli
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 
between 1620 and 1640
Height: 133 cm (52.4 in). Width: 98.7 cm (38.9 in).

Mateo Cerezo (1637–1666)

 "The Penitent Magdalene" 

Caravaggio
Year c. 1594–1595
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 
Type Oil on canvas
122.5 cm × 98.5 cm (48.2 in × 38.8 in)

Artemisia Lomi
c. 1617-1620.
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 
Oil on canvas.
1.465m by 1.08m

Georges de La Tour (French, Vic-sur-Seille 1593–1653 Lunéville)
Date: ca. 1640
 "The Penitent Magdalene" 
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 52 1/2 x 40 1/4 in. (133.4 x 102.2 cm

Workshop of Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called il Guercino (Cento 1591-1666 Bologna)
The Penitent Magdalen 
oil on canvas
85.9 x 104.5cm (33 13/16 x 41 1/8in).


Circle of Francesco Trevisani (Capo d'Istria 1656-1746 Rome)
The Penitent Magdalen 
oil on canvas
85.1 x 70.5cm (33 1/2 x 27 3/4in).





Emile Zola






Anglo-Flemish School, early 18th Century

The Penitent Magdalen 

oil on canvas
92.4 x 70cm (36 3/8 x 27 9/16in).
unframed





Jan Thomas van Yperen (Ypres 1617-1678 Vienna)
The Penitent Magdalen
signed and dated 'Thomas fecit 1656' (lower left)
oil on canvas
86.1 x 69.8cm (33 7/8 x 27 1/2in).







Follower of Cesare da Sesto (Sesto Calende 1477-1523 Milan)
The Penitent Magdalen
oil on canvas
91.4 x 71.1cm (36 x 28in).


Marcantonio Franceschini
BOLOGNA 1648 - 1729
THE PENITENT MARY MAGDALEN LYING OUTSIDE A GROTTO
oil on canvas
51.4 by 64.9 cm.; 20 1/8 by 25 5/8 in.
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