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Ruth

Collezioni Comunali d'Arte

Piazza Maggiore, 6 Bologna (BO)
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Date of last update: 13/06/2018, 16:50

The painting is one of the artist's masterpieces and depicts a biblical scene accentuated by its sensual beauty with a hint of melancholy. The colour range is based on subtle shade variations - from sand to earth - that exalts the provoking body of the gleaner.

Ruth

Francesco Hayez (Venice, 1791 –Milan, 1882)
oil on canvas, 1835