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The Expulsion of Hagar Gm-00005201

The Expulsion of Hagar Gm-00005201

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Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Italian, 1609–1664) Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione captured the dramatic consequence of Isaac's birth in the Old Testament. After Sarah, the aged wife of hundred-year-old Abraham, miraculously gave birth to Isaac, she forced her husband to cast out her servant Hagar and Ishmael, the son Hagar had already borne Abraham.

Castiglione's friezelike composition, with figures balanced carefully along the foreground plane in front of a classical architectural backdrop, reflects the influence of fellow Baroque artist Nicolas Poussin, whose circle Castiglione frequented in Rome.

Oil sketches emerged in the 1500s as a step in the preparation of a painting, but Castiglione was among the earliest artists to make them as independent, finished works of art. Castiglione "drew" with the brush in oils, using little color and thus conveying the effect of a drawing rather than a painting. He used white sparingly to highlight; most of the composition is sketched in thick, textural strokes of red-brown oil paint, enhancing the image's tone of dark, brooding emotion. Flatly painted areas of blue set off the figures from the background.

Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.

All our images are digitized from the original negative , printed and assembled in Switzerland to museum standards by our master printer.

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