Picture of Marriage in Caen, Gerard David

Picture of Marriage in Caen, Gerard David
Picture of Marriage in Caen, Gerard David - 1

  • Posted by Gerard David
  • Museum: Louvre
  • Year: About 1500-1510

Description of the picture :

Marriage in Caen – Gerard David. About 1500-1510. Wood, butter. 96×128

   The picture of the Flemish Gerard David (about 1460-1523) is written in a biblical story about the first miracle created by Christ, but all its characters are depicted in contemporary costumes for the artist, characteristic of his country, details and accessories are carefully written out. Heroes of the work have a portrait resemblance to the contemporaries of the painter. The composition also includes customers of work, whom the master depicted as kneeling figures. Those present at the wonderful transformation of water into wine are completely calm, as if nothing mysterious and unusual is happening. Thus, the action of the Holy History has been transferred through centuries and distances, unfolds on the artist’s native land.