Mary Magdalene is one of the principal repentant saints in

4/6/2021, 8:45:34 PM
Mary Magdalene is one of the principal repentant saints in Christian art. Here, she is shown with her attributes—crucifix, skull, scripture, and ointment jar—raising her tear-filled eyes toward heaven. Philippe de Champaigne's religious paintings were influenced by his adherence to Jansenism, a French Catholic sect of great austerity, in the latter 1640s. Made for a Parisian convent, The Repentant Magdalen depicts the saint at the entrance to a cave, a setting derived from the medieval legend that later in life she lived in retreat in a grotto at Sainte-Baume in France. The crisp lines and icy colors contribute to this painting's tone of pious sobriety. The Repentant Magdalen, 1648 by Philippe de Champaigne. 🏛️: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston #arteesamor #historyofart #arthistory #baroque #baroqueart #tenebrism #chiaroscuro #dramatic #dramaticlight #magdalena #marymagdalene #1600s #baroquestyle #artaesthetic #details #arte #artlovers #artgallery #crucifix #skull #christ #religiousart #christianart #classicalart #darkandlight #skull #ancientart

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