Lodovico Carracci, 1593 - The Dream of Saint Catherine of Alexandria - fine art print

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Summarization of the replica

The classic art masterpiece was created by the Italian painter Lodovico Carracci in 1593. This artpiece is included in the collection of National Gallery of Art, which is the museum of the US-American nation that preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters an understanding of works of art. With courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington (public domain).The creditline of the artwork is the following: . The alignment of the digital reproduction is in portrait format and has a side ratio of 1 : 1.2, which means that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The painter, graphic artist, etcher Lodovico Carracci was an artist, whose artistic style can primarily be classified as Baroque. The Baroque artist lived for a total of 64 years - born in 1555 in Bologna, Bologna province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy and died in 1619 in Bologna, Bologna province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

What does the National Gallery of Art state about this work of art painted by Lodovico Carracci? (© Copyright - National Gallery of Art - National Gallery of Art)

We recognize this sleeping figure as Saint Catherine by the fragment of spiked wheel in the lower left corner, which was the instrument of an attempted martyrdom. Here Lodovico Carracci represented her legendary dream in which Mary and the infant Christ, accompanied by angels, appeared to her. Plighting his troth, Christ placed a ring on Catherine's finger, and through this mystic marriage she became his bride. To cast the event as a dream, rather than having Saint Catherine receive the ring while awake, is Lodovico's innovation.

Two angels at the left look on with protective tenderness, while others barely emerge amid the vaporous bronze radiance at the right -- spirit becoming matter. The figures, solid and robust, bask in an indeterminate setting. A languorous warmth pervades the scene and slows the composition. At the same time, the quirky folds and pleats cascading down Catherine's garments impart a vertiginous sensation -- the dizziness of sleep.

Lodovico was the eldest of the three Carracci, the family of Bolognese artists who inaugurated the age of the baroque. His depictions of saints in states of visionary ecstasy were highly prized in an age when the purpose of religious art was to arouse intensely pious emotions in the spectator.

Artpiece information

Title of the piece of art: "The Dream of Saint Catherine of Alexandria"
Artwork categorization: painting
Generic term: classic art
Temporal classification: 16th century
Artpiece year: 1593
Age of artwork: 420 years old
Exhibited in: National Gallery of Art
Museum location: Washington D.C., United States of America
Website of the museum: National Gallery of Art
License: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

General background information on the artist

Artist: Lodovico Carracci
Also known as: Ludwig Carrache, Ludovicco Carracci, Lewis Carats, Ludavico Caraccio, Lodovico Corazzi, Ludw. Carasch, Ludovica Carracci, Lodovico Carrazza, L. Carrarci, Il Bue, Lodovico Caracon, Lodov. Carracci, Lod.co Carrazza, Ludovico Carazzi, Lod.o, Lod.co Carracci, L. Carachi, Lodovico Carazzi, lud. car., Lodovico, Lodovico Caraccio, Lud.co Carrazzi, Lodovico Caracci, Lod. Carracci, Ludovico, Caracci Lodovico, Carrache Louis, L. Carracce, Lud Caracci, Lud.o Carrazzi, L. Caracche, Carrazzi Lud.co, Ludovico Caraccia, Ludovici Caracci, Ludco Carracci, Ludovici Carracci, Ludovico Carrazzi, Louis Carrache, caracci l., Carracci L., Louis Carracci, Lud. Carracce, Ludovico Caraccioli, Ludovico Caracce, Lud: Carracci, Carachi Ludovico, Lodewyk Carats, L. Carravagio, Lud. Caracchi, L.co Caracci m.ro d'Anibale, Lod.co Caracci, Ludco Caraccio, Lud. Carrace, Lud: Caracci, Lodco. Caracci, Ludovico Carrache, Ludovico Carrazza, L Carracci, L. Carrachi, L. Caracci, Lod. Caracci, Ludo. Carracci, Luigi Carraccio, L. de Caracci, Ludovicus Carraccio, Lodovico Carracci, Lud. Carrache, Lud Carrache, Lud:o Carazzi, Lod:co Carazza, Ludivico Caracci, Carrache Ludovico, Lucdovico Caracci, Carracci Lodovico Bolog., Lod.co, Lodovico Carrats, Ludovico Caracon, Carracchi Ludovico, Lod.o Carazzi, Ludovico Carraci, L. Caracchi, Carracci Ludovico, Lodovico Caracciolo, Lud. Caratti, Caracci Ludovico, Lud. Caracci, Lodovico Barocci, Carracci Lodovico, Louis Caracci, Lod.co Carazza, Ludov. Caracci, Ludovic. Car., Lod.co Carrazzi, L. Carrache, carracci lodovice, lodovico carazza, Carraci Lodovico, Lud Carracci, Lud.co Caracci, L. Carache, Louis Carache, Ludovico Carracci, Ludco Caraccia, Lodovico Caraci, Lud.co Carazzi, Lodewyk Carrats, Lud.o Carracci, Ludovico Carrache maître d'Annibal, Lud. Carrachi, Ludovico Caracciolo, Lodovico Carrazzi, Ludovico Carazza, Lud.co Carrazza, Lod.o Carazza, L. Carracchi, Lud. Carracci, L. Carats, L. Carracci, Lud. Carache, Carache Ludovico, Ludovico Caracci
Gender of the artist: male
Nationality of artist: Italian
Professions: painter, graphic artist, etcher
Country of the artist: Italy
Artist classification: old master
Styles: Baroque
Life span: 64 years
Born in the year: 1555
City of birth: Bologna, Bologna province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Died in the year: 1619
Deceased in (place): Bologna, Bologna province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Item information

Product categorization: fine art print
Reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Manufaturing technique: UV direct print
Provenance: Germany
Type of stock: on demand production
Intended product usage: art reproduction gallery, gallery wall
Orientation: portrait alignment
Aspect ratio: 1 : 1.2
Image aspect ratio implication: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Available product fabrics: poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame): 50x60cm - 20x24"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options: 50x60cm - 20x24"
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