Bernardino Mei, 1655 - Christ Cleansing the Temple - fine art print

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Artwork description by The J. Paul Getty Museum website (© - The J. Paul Getty Museum - The J. Paul Getty Museum)

Upon seeing the Temple of Jerusalem turned into a marketplace by moneychangers and traders in sacrificial animals, the whip-carrying Jesus bursts out in anger. With an animated composition laid out on diagonals, and monumental figures reeling, Bernardino Mei's canvas aptly portrays Christ's righteous fury.

Mei borrowed the half-length figures and their unique, unidealized faces from Caravaggio's naturalistic followers. From the Baroque whirls of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's sculpture, he took the multiple twisting movements, then added a silvery light to harmonize the colors.

Baroque artists often painted this subject because of its tumultuous action and intense emotion. Italians of the 1600s tended to interpret the theme as symbolic of the contemporary reform of the Catholic Church.

In 1655 the Italian painter Bernardino Mei made this artpiece. The work of art is in the the The J. Paul Getty Museum's collection. With courtesy of: The J. Paul Getty Museum (licensed - public domain).The creditline of the artwork is: . Furthermore, alignment is in landscape format with a ratio of 4 : 3, which implies that the length is 33% longer than the width. Bernardino Mei was a engraver, painter, whose art style can mainly be classified as Baroque. The European artist lived for 64 years - born in the year 1612 in Siena, Siena province, Tuscany, Italy and died in 1676.

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The artist

Name: Bernardino Mei
Aliases: Mei pittore senese, Mej, mei barnardino, Mei, Mei Senese, Mei Bernardino, Bernardino Mei Senese, Bernardino Mei
Gender of the artist: male
Nationality: Italian
Jobs of the artist: painter, engraver
Country: Italy
Artist classification: old master
Art styles: Baroque
Died aged: 64 years
Born in the year: 1612
Birthplace: Siena, Siena province, Tuscany, Italy
Year of death: 1676
Town of death: Rome, Roma province, Lazio, Italy

Background data about the unique artpiece

Name of the artwork: "Christ Cleansing the Temple"
Artwork classification: painting
Broad category: classic art
Temporal classification: 17th century
Artwork year: 1655
Age of artwork: over 360 years old
Museum / location: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Museum location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Web page: The J. Paul Getty Museum
License: public domain
Courtesy of: The J. Paul Getty Museum

The product

Article classification: fine art print
Method of reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Manufacturing process: UV direct printing
Manufacturing: Germany
Stock type: on demand
Intended product usage: wall decoration, art print gallery
Orientation of the image: landscape format
Image ratio: 4 : 3 length : width
Meaning of the side aspect ratio: the length is 33% longer than the width
Fabric options: metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) sizes: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35", 160x120cm - 63x47"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35", 160x120cm - 63x47"
Poster print (canvas paper) sizes: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) variants: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Picture frame: no frame

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