Andrea Locatelli
(Roma, 1695 - Roma, 1741)
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Archaeological view of the Tiber with characters, 18th century

Oil painting on canvas
56x110 cm
Landscape painter who contributed to representing the Roman countryside, as an expression of an ideal of pastoral life, inspiration of a new culture that differentiated itself and spread throughout the 18th century in response to the Baroque, considered the cause of disorder and bad taste. In harmony with the principles developed in the academic context of Arcadia, a balance between nature-reason, intellect and imaginative imagination is also restored pictorially (ut pictura poesis-Quinto Orazio Flacco). The painting, fruit and expression of the times in which the painter lives, shows a very rare perspective cut of the Tiber, depicts a locus amoenus, a nature that is indicative of a peaceful and serene existence, outside of time, aimed at a stable and tranquil stillness . A still image of an idyllic moment fixed in its existential temporality. Pictorially the canvas takes on a balanced register, where the measured spaces are in perfect harmony with the green landscape in dense but precise matter. All this scenic structure reminiscent of Dughetti certainly derives from a common ductus and suited to the artists of his time such as Paolo Anesi (Rome 1697.1773) or Paolo Monaldi (Rome 1710-1779). His work is the product of a culture with precise literary and philosophical references of the Arcadian circles contemporary to him" ASORstudio
€ 8.000,00
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