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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - St. John Baptist
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Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
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Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna with child
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Peter Paul Rubens - San Sebastiano cured by the angels
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Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the straw
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Guido Reni - Salome with the head of the Baptist
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Christian Berentz - The elegant snack
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Corsini throne
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Jusepe de Ribera - Venus reaches dying Adonis
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Luca Giordano - Dispute of Jesus among the doctors
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Salvator Rosa - The torture of Prometheus
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Jusepe de Ribera - Denial of Peter
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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - Madonna of the milk
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Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
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Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the four elements - Air, Water, Earth, Fire
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Hans Hoffmann - The hare
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Giovanni da Milano - Polyptych with Madonna and Child with Saints
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Mattia Preti - The tribute of the currency
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Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the shepherds
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - St. John Baptist
Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna with child
Peter Paul Rubens - San Sebastiano cured by the angels
Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the straw
Guido Reni - Salome with the head of the Baptist
Christian Berentz - The elegant snack
Corsini throne
Jusepe de Ribera - Venus reaches dying Adonis
Luca Giordano - Dispute of Jesus among the doctors
Salvator Rosa - The torture of Prometheus
Jusepe de Ribera - Denial of Peter
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - Madonna of the milk
Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the four elements - Air, Water, Earth, Fire
Hans Hoffmann - The hare
Giovanni da Milano - Polyptych with Madonna and Child with Saints
Mattia Preti - The tribute of the currency
Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the shepherds

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The Virgin, sitting with her arm resting on the crib, supports the Child asleep on her lap, wrapping him in the white sheet. The work takes its title from the straw protruding from the manger, which together with the presence of the donkey and the ox recalls the theme of the Nativity and makes the scene something more than a simple Madonna and Child. The image is in fact interwoven with multiple references to the Passion of Christ: Jesus is lying on his mother's knees, as in the Pietà, wrapped in a sheet, just as he will remain for three days in the shroud; on the right, the wooden planks nailed and crossed, could allude to the Crucifixion; and the ears that sprout on the left recall the sacrifice of the Eucharist. All this explains the Virgin's worried and veiled gaze of sadness. Although similar symbolic allusions to the passion motif are not uncommon in such a subject, in this case we wanted to capture in the sad atmosphere of the painting a personal memory of the death of Van Dyck's sister, Cornelia, which led to the definitive return of the artist. in Antwerp after his stay in Italy.

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