The Minister of Culture of Great Britain Ed Vaizi banned the export of the picture of Claude Lorrain automatic translate
LONDON. Minister of Culture Ed Vaizi (Ed Vaizey) imposed a temporary ban on the export of a painting of the XVII century, owned by artist Claude Lorrain (Claude Lorrain). Thus, Britain is trying to use the last chance to preserve the work of art inside the country.
The painting «Mediterranean port at dawn and loading of Saint Paula on a ship before sailing to Jerusalem» is considered one of the best examples of marine painting and scenes in the harbor. But after the picture was sold to a foreign buyer for 5,066,500 pounds sterling, she had to leave the UK.
Saint Paula is an image rarely used in art. After the death of her husband and her eldest daughter, Paula, a Roman matron of noble birth, converted to Christianity, refused all property and left Rome, traveling to the Holy Land in 385 AD.
Claude Lorrain chose for his picture a rather intimate scene - children and Paula’s relatives cry and say goodbye to her. The artist was famous for his mastery in the subtle transmission of the play of light, and in this case the rays of the sun are associated with the presence of God in order to emphasize the importance of what is happening.
About the canvas, Ed Vaisy said: «I hope that a temporary ban on the export of this amazing picture will allow us to buy time and find a buyer inside the country so that the picture is not lost to the nation. This painting is of exceptional beauty, and it would be a great pleasure to see it in the permanent exposition of the UK gallery. «
Aidan Weston-Lewis of RCEWA said: «This painting is a classic port scene, which I can portray as a landscape painter of the seventeenth century. For all its narrative interest, the real hero in this case is the golden light of the sunrise over the sea, which ishes the whole scene and fills it with an extraordinary poetic beauty. «
The ban on the export of paintings ends on May 1, 2015. This period can be extended until November 1, 2015, if a real buyer appears or the necessary amount of money is collected. For the fact that the picture remained in the country, it is necessary to compensate the owner for its full value. Fundraising for the purchase of paintings is already underway.
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