Holy Family
The painting documents expressively the overlap between the spheres of the sacred and the realistic everyday, which characterized the Flemish painting of this era.

This masterpiece by António Vieira was made in the 17th century in oil on canvas.

The members of the Holy Family are depicted in an domestic setting, doing everyday tasks - the Virgin is embroidering, St. Joseph is occupied with carpentry jobs, and the Child Jesus e sweeping carefree next to a dozing cat.

The lilies in the vase placed next to the Virgin symbolize Her pristine purity.


Holy Family

António Vieira

Seventeenth century

Oil on canvas

143,5 x 111 cm

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