Attributed To Giovanni Battista Ronchelli Oil On Canvas 18th Century - Joseph Thrown In The Well By His Brothers
Joseph Thrown In The Well By His Brothers
Artist: Giovanni Battista Ronchelli (1712-1788) Attributed to
Work title: Giuseppe gettato nel pozzo dai fratelli
Subject: Sacred subject
Artistic technique: Pittura
Technical specification: Oil on canvas
Description : Giuseppe gettato nel pozzo dai fratelli
Oil on canvas. The painting, traditionally referred to as from the private chapel of the Bossi-Zampolli villa, also known as Castello di Azzate, is close to the work of Giovanni Battista Ronchelli, who painted a series of frescoes in 1777 during its restoration that lasted from 1771 to 1779, wanted by the Conti Bassi family, the new owners. Born in a noble and rich family of the town of Castello Cabiaglio, near Varese, Giovanni Battista decided to devote himself to painting at 18 years old: between 1738 and 1740 he returned to his home town, and then moved to Varese to join the atelier of Pietro Antonio Magatti. His activity and his fame have always remained confined to his region, in the Italian North West and the Ticino area, where he worked decorating the interiors of numerous churches and palaces. His pieces had mostly mythical or holy themes, with many biblical episodes. A rare exception is the cycle of paintings of rural and maritime life scenes which decorate the hall of the same Bossi-Zampolli villa in Azzate, the only ones that bear the signature of the master from Cabiaglio, whose atelier is also credited for the rich decorations of every other inner room of the Castle. Moreover, most of the furniture and the paintings of the Azzate castle have been sold in a Porro auction in 2004. His pieces, like our painting, are characterized by a compositional lightness and the simplification of characters and their faces, as influenced by the masters from Rome and Varese, in particular by Magatti. In this piece, the scene tells an episode from the Old Testament about the life of Joseph, son of Jacob: his brothers, jealous of their father's favor for him, they hide him in a well to fake his death and then sell him as a slave to some merchants, who will take him to Egypt. The painting is in its original canvas and frame, with a paper support on the back. Needs restoration for some paint losses.
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Artist: Giovanni Battista Ronchelli (1712-1788)
Time: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800
Subject: Sacred subject
Artistic technique: PitturaLa pittura è l'arte che consiste nell'applicare dei pigmenti a un supporto come la carta, la tela, la seta, la ceramica, il legno, il vetro o un muro. Essendo i pigmenti essenzialmente solidi, è necessario utilizzare un legante, che li porti a uno stadio liquido, più fluido o più denso, e un collante, che permetta l'adesione duratura al supporto. Chi dipinge è detto pittore o pittrice. Il risultato è un'immagine che, a seconda delle intenzioni dell'autore, esprime la sua percezione del mondo o una libera associazione di forme o un qualsiasi altro significato, a seconda della sua creatività, del suo gusto estetico e di quello della società di cui fa parte.
Technical specification: Oil on canvasThe oil painting is a painting technique using powder pigments mixed with bases in inert and oils.
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