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She wears an elaborate crown, in addition to the disc-like halo, and hovering angels honor Mary and the baby Jesus by holding an ornate cloth behind them. Jesus looks out at the viewer and raises his right hand in a gesture of blessing. In his left hand, he holds a finch, a foreshadowing of the Crucifixion that refers to a legend that this bird removed a thorn from Jesus’s crown and was marked by a drop of blood. Based on the scale and the subject matter, it is likely that this was the central panel in an altarpiece. The unworked upper corners and sides indicate that at some point in its history an elaborate gilded frame was removed, so that the fragment preserving the central figures could be sold as a satisfying whole. ", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Bequest of Jack G. 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He was initially trained in Milan with the idiosyncratic Paolo Pagani, but his style is really an exaggeration of the sensuous and decorative aspects of Sebastiano Ricci. In Pellegrini’s works, the drawing is broad and soft, the palette is fiery and luminous, and the paint itself is dense and fluid. Defying gravity, bordering on the caricatural, this painterly virtuosity was a tremendous success across Europe, with Pellegrini called to execute significant fresco cycles and numerous canvases in England, France, and Germany. Bellona is a typically glorious if basically hollow exercise in this purest kind of painting. Already freed from Ricci’s more differentiated handling, but not yet fully dissolved in its drawing and atmospheric in its color, the picture probably dates from the time of Pellegrini’s collaboration with Antonio Bellucci, a Venetian of comparable inclination but lesser brilliance, on a decorative ensemble for the Schloss Bensberg, near Cologne. This is one of three major paintings by Pellegrini in the Collection. ", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Suida-Manning Collection, 2017", "Copyright_Type" : "public domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "painting", "Creation_Place2" : "Italian", "Department" : "European Paintings", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Potentially pair with Venus and Cupid, need to see them together (FC:jb 4/2/15) Don''t need both Pellegrinis unless they are both in medallion or in an upper register (left and right). This one is more engaging because she is looking at us, helmet reflects the light nicely. 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