Baroque and Rococo


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Luca Giordano


Luca Giordano

(b Naples, 18 Oct 1634; d Naples, 3 Jan 1705).

Italian painter and draughtsman, active also in Spain. He was one of the most celebrated artists of the Neapolitan Baroque, whose vast output included altarpieces, mythological paintings and many decorative fresco cycles in both palaces and churches. He moved away from the dark manner of early 17th-century Neapolitan art as practised by Caravaggio and his followers and Jusepe de Ribera, and, drawing on the ideas of many other artists, above all the 16th-century Venetians and Pietro da Cortona, he introduced a new sense of light and glowing colour, of movement and dramatic action. He was internationally successful and travelled widely, working in Naples, Venice, Florence and Madrid.


The Forge of Vulcan

Oil on canvas
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg



Venus, Cupid and Mars
Museum of Capodimonte, Naples


The Good Samaritan
oil on canvas
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Rouen


The Rape of the Sabines


Mars and Venus, Captured by Vulcan


La Mort de Seneque


Christ Cleansing the Temple

Oil on canvas
Bob Jones University Collection, Greenville


The Philosopher Cratetes

c. 1650
Oil on canvas, 113 x 90 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome


A Cynical Philospher

Oil on canvas, 131 x 103 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich


Crucifixion of St. Peter

c. 1660
Oil on canvas, 196 x 258 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice


Dream of Solomon

c. 1693
Oil on canvas, 245 x 361 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid


Diana and Endymion




The Abduction of Helen

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