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Farmer Fruit Collector Pietro Paolini
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"Farmer Fruit Collector Pietro Paolini"
oil painted on canvas by the size of 104 x 143 cm without frame and 133 x 172 cm with a frame representing a man, probably a farmer fruit picker, with still life of the painter Pietro Paolini fruit (Lucca 1603 x 1681). The activity of Pietro Paolini as a painter of still lifes has long been considered of great importance for the diffusion of this genre to Lucca, his homeland, where he is considered the creator. Perhaps his name is not among the best known, but Pietro Paolini was one of the most important (indeed, perhaps the most important with Orazio Gentileschi) Tuscany Caravaggio: born in 1603, formed in Rome under the direction of Angelo Carrousels driving, but being able to see closely the works of Caravaggio and his followers (about Bartolomeo Manfredi), Pietro Paolini was able to return to Lucca around 1631, after a new stay in Venice, with a wealth of experience (including the Bolognese classicism and the results of Venetian painting) which allowed him to bring to the country all the novelties of the painting that had developed in Rome a few years ago. Able to paint intimate works such as spectacular works as well as genre scenes, founded towards the Academy Quarantine (which constitutes a major obstacle to his business because he is devoted mainly to teaching) which came from several painters. Pietro Paolini's works are mainly genre scenes, friendly group portraits and portraits of individuals, but also religious themes and especially still lifes. In the naturalness of the subjects, sculpting them almost in a theatrical way and in the use of light, the influence of Caravaggio is strongly evident. At the end of the twenties, he went to Venice (1628) to learn Venetian art but studied could not continue beyond a year that his father died in 1629 in Lucca, and he was forced to Go back there, waiting for the two unmarried sisters who lived to enter the monastery and the sick mother. A year later, his mother died because of the plague. This marks the final of the artist's stay in the city, first of his career was marked by the service as an artist for aristocratic families and the church then founded the Natural Academy (1652) devotes less to the painting and teaching (among his pupils remember Simone del Tintore, Antonio Franchi and Girolamo Scaglia). Pietro Paolini died in 1681 in Lucca. The composition is very harmonious and judiciously proportioned in colors, of great quality especially in the form while the scene here represented undeniably belongs in the theme par excellence of the paintings of this period or in the so-called painting of Still life This painting unfolds according to a well-known path of our painter; we can notice the compositional scheme with horizontal progress and connoted from the spatial point of view by a character on the left who presents the work; this character establishes a direct relation with the spectator, whose attention he catches by fixing it with penetrating and allusive eyes, almost ostensibly showing his harvest, and the large basket full of fruits. Clearly the power implies an allegorical meaning centered on the ephemeral nature of human things, beautiful to see but inanimate and yet destined to disappear quickly. The authenticity of this painting by Paolini can not be questioned because the character represented here recreates the typical physiognomic features of his characters are characterized by prominent cheekbones, which show an almost oval face and the eyes of the cup, more small mouths and fleshy. To observe the place of the fruits and anallizzando how to draw the color, the rather thick mixture, the search of effects of naturalistic lighting, their warm colors, the derivation of Venice seem perfectly in phase with the rest of the painting and in particular with the the art of our great painter. Looking at the different baskets of fruttaq can be admired typical of the baroque creative exuberance, so that the fruits come out containers with a very harmonious and gracefulness a disordered arrogance, are also disordered the vine branches that stand on them. Thanks to his rapid and compendial painting in which his compositions become more complex, they are no longer mere representations of still lifes, but thanks to the representation of characters who have become true genre scenes. Another distinctive feature of Paolini is certainly the representation of the facial features of the main character with marked features highlighted by wise slashes of light that reveal their popular origin and their arrogance to offer the goods to the public. The painter who has not forgotten his work as a portraitist takes care to capture all the details that can guarantee the absolute neutrality of the representation. The qualitative excellence of Paolini and his still lifes and the fundamental role he played in the evolution of this genre are a precious weapon to understand the art and evolution of one of the greatest Italian artists of the world. 1600s. The work, like all our objects, is sold accompanied by a certificate of photographic authenticity; this document identifies the object by adding value to the article. We take care and personally organize the packing and shipping of works of art with insurance all over the world. Ms. Riccardo Moneghini Expert in ancient paintings - Expert of the Court
Price:25000 €
Artist : Pietro Paolini ( Lucca 1603 - 1681 )
Period:17th century
Condition : Parfait état

Material : Huile sur toile
Width : 143
Height : 104
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