Baroque and Rococo


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Mattia Preti



Mattia Preti

(b Taverna, Calabria, 24 Feb 1613; d Valletta, Malta, 3 Jan 1699).

Italian painter and draughtsman. Although he was trained and had his first success as a painter in Rome during the 1630s and 1640s, he is traditionally associated with the Neapolitan school. It was in Naples between 1653 and 1660 that he made his most lasting mark, contributing to the evolution of the exuberant late Baroque style and providing an important source of inspiration to later generations of painters, notably to Francesco Solimena. From 1661 he was based in Malta, where his most substantial undertaking was the decoration of St John’s, Valletta. Preti’s mature style is intensely dramatic and unites a Caravaggesque realism and expressive chiaroscuro with the grandeur and theatricality of Venetian High Renaissance painting.


Oil on canvas
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence



Pilate Washing his Hands

Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


19The Tribute Money
Oil on canvas
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan


20The Marriage at Cana
Oil on canvas
National Gallery, London


Aeneas, Anchises and Ascanius Fleeing Troy

Oil on canvas, 86 x 153 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome



Oil on canvas, 110 x 147 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


The Raising of Lazarus

Oil on canvas, 202 x 260 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome


Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist

Oil on canvas
Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota


St Sebastian

c. 1660
Oil on canvas
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples


Tribute Money

c. 1640
Oil on canvas, 193 x 143 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

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