Friday, September 23, 2016

IN THE LIGHTS OF NAPLES

Francesco de Mura, the indisputable leader in his day of the Neapolitan School and the favorite of the reigning Bourbon King Charles VII, was the chief painter of decorative cycles to emerge from the studio of Francesco Solimena, the celebrated Baroque artist.
De Mura’s refined and elegant compositions, with their exquisite, light, and airy colors, heralded the rococo in Naples, and his later classicistic style led to Neo-Classicism.
De Mura’s ceiling frescoes rivaled those of his celebrated Venetian contemporary, Giambattista Tiepolo. Yet, today, he lacks his proper place in the history of art.

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  1. http://www.rollins.edu/cornell-fine-arts-museum/exhibitions/2016/demura.html

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