Do not touch Me (Noli me tangere), Magdalene – Corredjo

Do not touch Me (Noli me tangere), Magdalene – Corredjo
Do not touch Me (Noli me tangere), Magdalene - Corredjo - 1

  • Posted by Corredjo
  • Museum: Prado Museum
  • Year: Around 1525

Overview of the painting :

Noli me tangere – Corredjo. Around 1525. Wood, butter. 130×103
   Antonio Allegri (about 1489 – about 1534), a painter of the High Renaissance, received his nickname at the place of birth and creativity in the Italian city of Corredjo.

   The master accurately conveyed the trembling atmosphere of the moment of Christ’s recognition: Mary Magdalene reaches for Jesus, kneeling in front of him. Christ’s gesture illustrates His words: “Do not touch Me” (“Noli me tangere” – lat.). He gently removes a woman. Dramatism, reinforced by cold colors, is read in the intersecting looks of the characters.

   The influence of Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael manifested itself in a canvas of immersion of figures in the plant background and diagonal construction of the composition. In turn, in the landscape, the painter reached an unusually naturalistic image. The viewer seems to feel the life-giving coolness of the morning, the juicy density of green grove, the affectionate heat of the dawn that illuminated the sky.