Valerio Castello

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U. Allemandi, 2004 - Art - 288 pages
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Valerio Castello (1624-1659), the son of Mannerist painter Bernardo, is undoubtedly one of the foremost painters of seventeenth-century Genoa, despite the fact that his career was brought to an untimely end by his death at the age of just thirty-five. After his initial interest in naturalism, Castello became famous for his mythological and religious subjects, which he rendered with intense colours and highly dramatic compositions in drawings, engravings, frescoes and canvases, paving the way for the great age of Baroque in Genoa. His works are now in the most prominent museums in Italy and abroad (The Rape of the Sabines, Uffizi, Florence; Virgin and Child with St John the Baptist, National Gallery, London; The Massacre of the innocents, Hermitage, St Petersburg) and in important private collections. This is a major and definitive work on the artist, with an analysis of his successors among collectors and admirers down the centuries, and a complete catalogue of his works and professional relationships. Text in Italian.

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