The Allegory of Europe Oil on Canvas Italy XVIII Century

Code :  ARARPI0187587

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The Allegory of Europe Oil on Canvas Italy XVIII Century

Code :  ARARPI0187587

not available

The Allegory of Europe Oil on Canvas Italy XVIII Century


Artist:  Anonimo

Artwork title:  Allegoria dell'Europa

Age:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Subject:  Allegorical / Mythological Subject

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Description : Allegoria dell'Europa

Oil on canvas. It is a counterpart copy of the original attributed to Francesco Solimena (1657 -1747) and kept as a canvas of the same size in the Galleria Doria Pamphilj in Rome, and traditionally considered a preparatory sketch for a fresco. This copy, from the material analysis, can be dated to the mid-18th century. The allegory, inscribed in an oval, represents a seated female figure who with her left hand holds the model of an architectural building, helped by a putto, while with the other hand she indicates a crown and a tiara, resting on a base which bears the name Europa. Around her are other cherubs, different objects, and a horse. The painting shows signs of restoration and relining.

Product Condition:
Product in good condition, shows small signs of wear. We try to present the real state as fully as possible with photos. If some details are not clear from the photos, what is reported in the description will prevail.

Artwork dimensions (cm):
Height: 102,5
Width: 76,5
Depth: 2,5

Additional Information

Artist: Anonimo

Age: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

In the century of the Enlightenment, or the exaltation of reason and science as the only tools that can free man from ignorance and the yoke of the Church and the nobility, art passes from the intent of the Baroque to tell religious truths or to imitate nature, with strong chiaroscuro contrasts and artificial excesses, to the lighter and more vaporous forms (sometimes even frivolous and affected) of the so-called Barocchetto or Rococò, to lead to Neoclassicism which, looking at the ancient art of the Greeks and Romans, wants to re-propose the discovery of beauty, in the search for harmony, proportions, balances.
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Discovering the Barocchetto
FineArt: Giovanni Domenico Lombardi, Conversion of a centurion, 18th century

Subject: Allegorical / Mythological Subject

Artistic technique: Pittura

La 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 canvas

The oil painting is a painting technique using powder pigments mixed with bases in inert and oils.

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