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Church of Sant’Imerio and Clemente – “Rest on the flight to Egypt”

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The Church of Saints Imerio and Clemente also boasts among its works the 'Rest on the Flight into Egypt' by Luigi Miradori, known as Genovesino, a Baroque painter who depicted his family, wife and young children in the painting. A triumph of putti is represented, with unusual characterisation, circling in the sky, while two others are represented in the foreground, the first staring at the spectator and involving him in the scene, the other staring at the Child while offering him cherries. The Child and his mother are both portrayed with affectionate, realistic and intimate accents. Behind them, a young angel's features contrast with the wrinkled skin of Saint Joseph, who is watching over the scene leaning on his staff. In stark contrast to the repose of the Holy Family is the grim scene of the massacre of the innocents depicted with accents of brutal violence in the town in the background.

Church of Sant’Imerio and Clemente – “Rest on the flight to Egypt”

Via Ferrante Aporti, 24, 26100 Cremona CR, Italy

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