"Playful Cupids, Neapolitan School End Of The 17th Century, Workshop Of Andrea Belvedere "Neapolitan school late 17th century - early 18th century
workshop of Andrea Belvedere (Naples, 1652 - Naples, 1732)
Pair of paintings depicting playful cherubs and compositions of flowers and fruit in a garden
Oils on canvas, Cm. 57 x 48
with frames 69 x 60
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The stylistic analysis of this pleasant painting pendant, which shows two groups of cupids bearing compositions of flowers and fruit, traces its authorship to a painter of the Neapolitan school active between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In particular, they approach some realizations of the workshop of Andrea Belvedere (Naples, 1652 - 1732).
Especially in the years of his maturity, he managed to combine the instances of early Neapolitan naturalism with more modern and refined examples taken from the repertoire of French and German naturamortists active in Rome in the last decades of the century, coming to anticipate the developments of eighteenth-century figurative culture.
The two beautiful paintings show all the stylistic elements typical of the artist, based on an elegantly decorative and airy style, composed of lively putti in movement, vases with relief ornaments and classic architectural elements.
This depiction of tender cherubs represents a true emblem of Italian Baroque pictorial poetry, focused on the decorative pleasantness of these subjects, intended to replace the classic ideal of beauty with a more delicate and frivolous grace.
These creations often saw the collaboration of two painters, one for the figures and one for the floral apparatus, as shown for example by the collaboration between Andrea Belvedere and Angelo Solimena in works such as 'Two putti with flower wreaths' in the Prado museum.
The opera pair is in excellent condition. With gilt carved wooden frame.
Accompanied by a certificate of photographic authenticity in accordance with the law.