"Queen Artemisia, Daniel Seiter Dit Daniele Fiammingo (vienna 1647 - Turin 1705) Attributed"A magnificent portrait of Queen Artemisia, quality work attributed to Daniel Seiter known as Daniele Fiammingo (Vienna 1647 - Turin 1705)
Oil on canvas, cm. 78 x 62
Framed cm. 88 x 72
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A young woman, extremely fascinated and dressed in royal clothes and accessories, turns her gaze upwards, as she prepares to lift the lid of a precious urn she holds in her hands.
We are witnessing the suicide of the Queen of Caria, Artemisia, the inconsolable sister and widow of Mausolus, who, after managing the power of the kingdom for some years and honoring her husband with the construction of the mythical Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, she decided to become the human grave of the late, swallowing up the ashes and thus giving herself death.
In seventeenth century painting almost all the stories of heroism, of female stoicism become a pretext for the sensual representation of the body, insinuating an erotic reading alongside the moral one offered by the theme.
The painting has eloquent affinities with the works of Daniel Seiter, a painter who began his career in the Venetian workshop of Johann Carl Loth, with whom he worked in the second half of the seventeenth century before becoming an esteemed artist in Rome and finally court painter in Turin.
In Rome, the artist combined the dark style of Giacinto Brandi with the classicism of the Marattesca school, reaching a very personal language, of high chromatic quality and formal elegance. This Artemisia is clearly attributable to its Roman period, of which the open sensuality and the skilful play of lights enhance the stage presence.
In his ceiling paintings for Palazzo Reale in Turin he managed to develop a personal synthesis on the one hand of the neoclassical baroque tendencies of Roman Baroque painting and on the other of the traditions of Venetian colorism. This fusion is well known in the present painting. The color is brought quickly, freely and safely, while the elegance of the composition highlights the influence of the Carracci circle.
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Painting accompanied by certificate of photographic authenticity according to the law (FIMA - CINOA)