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The multiplication of the loaves
 
17th Century
Giovanni LANFRANCO
The multiplication of the loaves
[Raccolta della Manna]
Unknown
Oil on canvas
143.5 x 218.5 cm  [HxW]
Private Collection
 

A Baroque artist, Lanfranco studied with the Carracci in Bologna and influenced artists in Naples, especially Giordano. ‘Our fathers did eat manna in the desert as it is written. He gave them bread from Heaven to eat’ (John 6:31).The diffused flickering light and fluid movement of the drapery intensifies this supernatural event.

 
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