Helena And The Virgin Mary Analysis

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St. Helena and the Emperor Constantine Presented to the Holy Trinity by the Virgin Mary was the piece of art work that stuck out to me the most which made me choose to write my analysis essay on this amazing well thought out art work. Some of my reasoning behind choosing this piece of art is the amazing story that it shares in just one picture. Just by looking at this piece of art you can tell there is so much emotion and knowledge behind making this painting. From observing this work, it made me want to know more about what exactly is trying to be captured through a picture instead of the use of words. St. Helena and the Emperor Constantine Presented to the Holy Trinity by the Virgin Mary was created by a famous Italian rococo …show more content…
Every painting or piece of art work has a center of interest which means some major part of the work catches the eye. In this specific piece of work, I believe that there are three different canters of interest simply because it is broken up into three different scenes of the whole story. The first part that catches my eye is god with the white flag in his hand this is a part that stands out because of the light colors. God is also the main topic of the story that is being expressed through the picture. The second center of interest is found within the middle of the painting which displays the Virgin Mary as she stands out in her bright blue dress. The color of the dress really sticks out to me in the middle part of this piece as it is the part where the saint is presenting her own son. The last center of interest is the part where St. Michael the archangel vanquishes a group of heretics. This part sticks out because of the coloring that they display the brown warmer colors stick out when it comes to displaying the bodies at the end of the …show more content…
In the first section Jesus Christ is considered the central figure for Christianity. He is holding a flag and kneeling in front of the cross. This part is most important because it symbolizes his death. The next section in the middle you see a woman who is Christ mother she is the virgin Mary. She has a bright blue dress on and is looking up at Jesus as she gestures to St. Helena who is the to left of her. The saint then presents her own son who is the emperor of Constantine. This is what gives the title its name and is the subject of this art work. In the lowest section, St. Michael the archangel vanquishes a group of heretics and topples Lucifer at his throne. This religious and emotional work is an educational and expression revealing piece. Anyone could take something important about this piece just by looking at

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