Portrait of Paracelsus, Quentin Masseis – description

Portrait of Paracelsus, Quentin Masseis – description
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  • Posted by Quentin Masseis
  • Museum: Lost (a copy is in the Louvre)
  • Year: 1630

Description of the picture :

Portrait of Paracelsus – Quentin Masseis.

   A magnificent, brilliant artistic masterpiece created Quentin Masseyas in a fit of creative inspiration! The work was written in 1630. The picture is talentedly depicted as a portrait of a Swiss scientist, philosopher and doctor Paracelsus. The art style of Italian painting captivates with its individual beauty. It reflects the harmony of the classics of the Renaissance.

   Paracelsus stands on a hill by the sea. The artist depicted him on a walk. The man has a full, stray face, red curly hair, eyebrows curved with an arc, gray eyes. His gaze is facing to the side. On his head is an interesting red headgear, with a edge.

   A man is wearing a gray shirt with a black cloak. In his right hand he holds a book, the left holds a board with a foreign inscription: “The famous Dr. Paracelsus.”. The thoughts of a scientist wander very far. He is considering important decisions. Behind the philosopher’s back is picturesque nature: the sea, rocks, boats, ships, a wooden house by the forest. The sky is depicted in dark blue tones with white gaps.

   The brush master used bright, colorful colors, expressive tones, delicate shades in his work. The picture shines with the light, good and wisdom of the laws of the universe. Alchemist Paracelsus was a brilliant man, messenger and reformer of a new era, the creator of the Universe. He was a non-casist and noble. From nature, he had a big head and thin, crooked legs. His talents were amazing and extraordinary! His amazing abilities in medicine led to various discoveries and inventions, and his deep virtuoso mind made it possible to make interesting judgments, resulting in divine insights.

   It was a unique figure of medicine and culture. There were many secrets and mysticism in his life. He loved alchemy and dreamed of finding the philosopher’s stone of the future. Paracelsus constantly improved himself, and the great creator of art, Quentin Masseyas, managed to create such an extraordinary canvas!

   The Paracelsus portrait is a shining Renaissance diamond. The picture reveals the secrets of centuries, awakening the golden truths of life in the minds of people – will, faith and imagination. They lead to knowledge, good, light, love and success.