Visions of Grandeur: Drawing in the Baroque Age (June 1 to September 12, 2004)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), June 1 to September 12, 2004
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Saint Cecilia Giving Alms to the Poor
Pietro da Cortona (Italian, 1596 - 1669)
about 1635 - 1640
Pen and brown ink over black chalk
24.6 x 40.5 cm (9 11/16 x 15 15/16 in.)
A monumental Saint Cecilia instructs assistants to distribute alms to a crowd. Although Cecilia is the darkest and most worked figure, she does not dominate; she is balanced by the tumultuous crowd.
Pietro da Cortona's figures display