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Portrait of a man (1475 ca.) oil on wood cm. 30x24 | Antonello da Messina

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Tradition has it that when Antonello da Messina returned from Flanders he introduced the technique of oil painting to Venice. He was also influenced by northern painting in his Sicilan search for the individual character of people and things, as is evident from the extraordinary Portrait of a Man.
His objective and incisive analysis of forms combines Piero della Francesca's stereometric achievements, Mantegna's use of perspective in his busts and venetian colour. Its present state or preservation shows that the highlighting on the red robe, has now become blackened by the lead base of the white pigment.
Guide to the Galleria Borghese
K. H. Fiore
Paperback, 16,5x23 cm, pp. 128, 141 col. ill.
€ 14,00

The volume introduces Cardinal Scipione Borghese's outstanding collection of art. The works exhibited in this fine 17th-century building include paintings and sculptures from the 15th to 18th century (Raphael, Correggio and Caravaggio), sculptures (Bernini), bas-reliefs and mosaics.
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