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The Martyrdom of St. Ursula

© Arch. fotografico Musei Civici Imola

Ludovico Carracci (1555, Bologna-1619, Bologna)
Church of St. Nicholas and Dominic
Imola, Bologna, Italy
About the Museum
The painting was commissioned by the Vandini family for the same church where it hangs today. It is a great altarpiece tying together baroque language and Counter-reformation liturgy: Venetian colour melts with the rhetoric of gesture and feelings, in a strongly emotional painting.
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Artistic Introduction