Girolamo TROPPA (Rochette 1637 - Rome 1710)

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Girolamo TROPPA (Rochette 1637 - Rome 1710)

Homer
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75 x 62cm
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Troppa painted several half-body figures of Homer and Virgil, representing poetic inspiration. He reinterprets the philosophers of Caravaggio, Ribera and Rosa with a more Venetian touch. The same face with laurel leaves, but not the same arrangement of book and hands, can be found in the painting in the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen. A recent article was devoted to the hermeneutics of this série : Eva de la Fuente Pedersen, Girolamo Troppa's " Four portraits of ancients philosophers ", in the online magazine Perspective, 2017.

Over the last thirty years, the reconstruction and re-evaluation of Troppa's work has helped to define his style and clarify his role in the evolution of Roman painting. He had great success in the 1670s, when he received numerous commissions for altar paintings and palatial decorations. He belongs to a group of neo-neobist baroque artists, including Brandi, Boncori, Giovanni Battista Pace, Beinaschi, Seiter, Keil, Gherardi, who oppose the clear style of Gaulli and Maratta.
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