Description of the painting by Giotto di Bondone "The Presentation of the Lord" (1320-1325gg.)

Description of the painting by Giotto di Bondone

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The Italian artist Giotto, in his paintings reflected biblical subjects. "The Presentation of the Lord" is one of the representatives of the art of Di Bondone. The painting was painted by the artist in the period from 1320. 1325g. The image is made with a high degree of realism. Giotto was the first artist to bring realism to his work. The plot of the image is easy to read by the audience. Perceptible and understandable, the character of the characters and their role become. The composition of the image is multi-figured, but the main plot is clearly visible. The main plot is accompanied by two minor episodes. The picture is depicted in warm yellow, orange and purple colors.

According to the law of Moses, righteous Jewish families were obligated to bring their first-born to the temple for the ceremony of consecration to God. This tradition was fulfilled by everyone after the fortieth day after the birth of the child.

In the image on the left, we see Mary reverently handing her baby to Semion. Mary is filled with anxiety and fear. Her experiences are connected with thoughts about the fate of her child. Behind the Mother of God is Joseph, holding an offering to the temple in the form of two white doves. To the right of the altar is Semion, who takes the child from his mother. The elder is on the threshold of the New Testament, which cannot be crossed.

He tells Mary a prediction about a weapon that hurts her soul. The words uttered by the old man are repeated in evening prayers, and they began to call the most righteous Semion the God-Receiver. “God-receiver” means - who has taken Christ the Savior into his own hands. Baby Jesus reaches out to his mother as if he wants her to hold him in her arms. Behind the old man is Anna the Prophetess, holding a long scroll. On her face you can see the experience. She tells Mary and Joseph about the need to save Jesus. Our Lady, Joseph with a baby in her arms will have to flee to Egypt.

Claude Monet Haystack

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