LUBIN BAUGIN Adam et Eve pleurant Abel Lubin... - Lot 20 - Fournié - Cortès

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LUBIN BAUGIN Adam et Eve pleurant Abel Lubin... - Lot 20 - Fournié - Cortès
LUBIN BAUGIN Adam et Eve pleurant Abel Lubin BAUGIN (Pithiviers around 1612 - Paris 1663) Adam and Eve crying for Abel Copper Height : 51 cm Width : 64 cm Signed lower right : Baugin Frame : carved wood gilded French work of the Louis XIV period Long famous for his rare still lifes of the 1630s, Baugin is now recognized as an important Parisian history painter of the mid-17th century. In his early years, he frequented the Flemish painters of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés market, then traveled to Rome and Parma between 1632 and 1640 where he was influenced by Italian masters such as Correggio, Parmesan, Raphael and Guido Reni. Settled in Paris at the beginning of the 1640s, received at the Academy of Saint-Luc, the painters' guild, and then at the Royal Academy in 1651, he produced numerous small family saints for private individuals, and then received important commissions for large formats from various religious orders or the "Mays" for Notre-Dame Cathedral. Our painting is unpublished. The episode where Adam and Eve discover the lifeless body of their son Abel, killed by his own brother Cain, is not described in Genesis. It is taken from the theological treatise, Speculum Humanae Salvationis (Mirror of Human Salvation), dated from the first quarter of the 14th century and has often been illustrated by painters. A very large painting by Baugin representing "Adam and Eve" is reported in 1821 (see the catalog of the Lubin Baugin exhibition, Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Toulouse, Musée des Augustins, 2002). This same catalog only lists paintings on large copper plates, which correspond to ours, at the end of the artist's career (op. cit., p.220, n°83; p.242, n°98; p.244, n°100). At this date, we no longer find in his work the mannerist forms and the sweet colors of his first Madonnas, but a more classicizing style which corresponds to the "Parisian atticism" of the regency of Anne of Austria, when he became close to Jacques Stella and Sébastien Bourdon. The inert body of Abel evokes that of the dead Christ, mourned by two angels, in the famous painting of the and the modeling of Adam's torso can be compared with the Saint Jerome in the Caen museum. Expert : CABINET TURQUIN - M. Stéphane PINTA - 69 rue Sainte-Anne 75002 Paris - 01 47 03 48 78
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