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At the end of his life, Sequeira returned to Rome, where he devoted himself to a remarkable series of four religious paintings to which this Adoration of the Magi belongs. Together, they form a genuine artistic testimony, in which we find expressed not only the artist’s fundamental concerns with colour, light and form, but also his search for a synthesis between the classical tradition and romanticism. Remarkable for its prodigious modelling of the figures and the light, and for the structure of the composition, this is perhaps the most successful painting of the whole series.

Details

  • Title: The Adoration of the Magi
  • Creator: Domingos António de Sequeira
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • Location Created: Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 100 cm x 140 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: MNAA Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, inv. 2204 Pint
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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