(click image to zoom-in)
|Author: Alessandro Magnasco|
|Landscape, Painting, Oil on canvas, 158x211 cm|
|Origin: Italy, 1720s|
This painting forms a pair with The Seashore, also in the Hermitage. Magnasco often painted his works jointly with others, and here he was responsible only for the figures, the remainder being the work of Antonio Perruzzini. The latter's dark, expressive painting greatly influenced Magnasco, whose own landscapes were produced in a similar manner. The thick greenery, the greyish blue tone of the sky, and the bright splashes of colour which seem to flicker over the branches of the trees and bushes, make the landscape seem alive, mysterious, full of hidden forces. The small figures are generalised, painted with sharp, energetic strokes, and seem to exist within the landscape on the same basis as the clouds, cliffs and trees themselves.
|Source of entry: Collection of V. N. Argutinsky-Dolgoruky, Petrograd, 1919|
|Exibition: Italian Art: 13th - 18th centuries|
Magnasco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alessandro Magnasco also known as il Lissandrino (February 4, 1667–1749), was an Italian Rococo painter from Northern Italy. ...
Alessandro Magnasco [Italian Rococo Era Painter, 1667-1749] Guide to pictures of works by Alessandro Magnasco in art museum sites and image archives ...
Magnasco (Getty Museum)
A biography of the artist Alessandro Magnasco from the J. Paul Getty Museum's collection.
Magnasco Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography ...
Alessandro Magnasco biography, including 2 pages of information on the life of Alessandro Magnasco.
Unless otherwise noted, images this web site may be used for any purpose without prior permission.
Any material in the public domain found on this web site is not protected by copyright.
We make no representations or warranties with respect to ownership of copyrights in the images, and do not represent others who may claim to be authors or owners of copyright of any of the images, and make no warranties as to the quality of the images.
We shall not be responsible for any loss or expenses resulting from the use of the images, and you release and hold us harmless from all liability arising from such use.
We do not sell art prints, framed posters or reproductions. Ads are shown only to compensate the hosting expenses.