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Salvator Rosa

Salvator Rosa

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About the Book

A compelling biography of the Renaissance painter, known equally for his magnetic personality and unusual subject matter: witchcraft and the sublime.

Painter, poet, and actor Salvator Rosa was one of the most engaging and charismatic personalities of seventeenth-century Italy. Although a gifted landscape painter, he longed to be seen as the preeminent philosopher-painter of his age. This new biography traces Rosa's strategies of self-promotion and his creation of a new kind of audience for his art. The book describes the startling novelty of his subject matter--witchcraft and divination, as well as prophecies, natural magic, and dark violence--and his early exploration of a nascent aesthetic of the sublime.

Salvator Rosa shows how the artist, in a series of remarkable works, responded to new movements in thought and feeling, creating images that spoke to the deepest concerns of his age.
About the Author: Helen Langdon is an art historian with a special interest in the Italian Baroque. She is the author of Claude Lorrain and Caravaggio: A Life and is based in London.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781789145731
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Sub Title: Paint and Performance
  • Width: 145 mm
  • ISBN-10: 1789145732
  • Publisher Date: 11 Apr 2022
  • Height: 218 mm
  • No of Pages: 224
  • Spine Width: 18 mm
  • Weight: 584 gr

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