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CLOVIO Giulio
Le Combat de David et Goliath

1557 entre ; 1561 et
parchemin ? (peint, doré) H. 29 cm ; l. 21.2 cm
inv. M-6120
don Wildenstein Daniel (donateur) (1981 acquis)
In the depiction of the fight between David and Goliath seen here, the handling of the muscles, the watercolor hues and the use of foreshortening are all Michelangelesque traits. The influence of monumental painting is also perceptible in the representation of The Virgin Mary, The Infant Jesus, Saint John the Baptist, and Seven Figures, for which the artist has chosen to isolate his painting from the text rather than work it around decorated initials.