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"Portrait Of Young People, Circle Of Antonio Amorosi (1660 - 1738)"
Circle of Antonio Amorosi (Comunanza, 1660 - Rome, 1738)
Portrait of young people
Oil on canvas, 87 x 67 cm

The painting representing the portrait of a commoner was made by an artist active in the studio of Antonio Mercurio Amorosi (1660-1738), undoubtedly reflecting a realism of Caravaggesque origin, but also obvious affinities with Lombard naturalism and its Nordic influences. In the portrait examined, there are also similarities with the works of Giacomo Francesco Cipper dit Todeschini, given the bambocciante character of the images, which Il Cipper, like Monsù Bernardo, offered in their descriptions of the humble, conditioned by a literary vein . It is a trend that characterized a preponderant part of the Italian art of the eighteenth century, just think of Giacomo Ceruti dit Pittocchetto or Gaspare Traversi, who produced works in which the comic tradition and social analysis reached results of extraordinary artistic validity. A pupil of Giuseppe Ghezzi, Amorosi works mainly in Rome, devoting himself to both religious painting (altarpieces for S. Rocco, S. Maria in Cosmedin) and genre painting. Amorosi's greatest fame is linked precisely to his “bambocciate” paintings: paintings of different formats and simple popular subjects, much appreciated by contemporaries. Of this production, kept in museums and private collections in Europe and still little known, we can cite in particular: the Peasant with the nest and the Peasant with the chick from the Devonshire collection in London, the Boy with the bunch of grapes in the Schleissheim Gallery , the Young Man with the Chalice, the Young Painter and some paintings from the Municipal Art Gallery of Deruta, from the collection of historian Lione Pascoli. The latter are useful for a comparison with the canvases examined, as well as with the different versions of Giovane con jcca, today in private collections. Lucid and direct is the pauperist portrait whose skills of introspection and character analysis are applied here in the rendering of the protagonist. The young man is investigated with frankness and truth, highlighting, in line with the work of the master, a totally new understanding devoid of moralism towards the marginalized reality of the poorest. Many details and details enrich the analyzed canvas, the crumpled clothes, the reddened cheeks and the objects that make up the surrounding environment enrich the narration of the character, caught in the course of daily actions. The man looks towards the viewer, with a compassionate gaze, as if he had just been called.
Price : 3500 €
Period:17th century
Style:Other Style
Condition : Bon état

Material : Huile sur toile
Width : 67
Height : 87

Reference : 822935
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