Philipp Peter Roos

Landscape with a Waterfall

Landscape with a Waterfall
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Author: Philipp Peter Roos
Landscape, Painting, Oil on canvas, 96.5x81.5 cm
Origin: Germany, Second half of the 17th - early 18th century

Roos was extremely popular with his contemporaries and created his canvases with incredible speed . This painting forms a pair with "Landscape with a Grotto", also in the Hermitage. The German artist spent nearly all his life in Tivoli, famous for its waterfalls, and he turned real landscape motifs into unusual visions full of dynamic movement. The hanging rocks and foaming streams of water, captured with a sense of high emotion, take on a grandiose scale in his paintings. The temperamental painting style and the animated free brushwork, give him much in common with Italian landscapists, and he was indeed known by the Italian nickname Rosa da Tivoli.

Source of entry: Provenance: before 1797

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