Beautiful floral arrangement in a vase on a carved entablature.
Canvas of 55 cm by 40 cm
Bel encradement 77 cm by 61 cm
Mario Nuzzi (Penne 1603 - Rome 1673) a pupil of Tommaso Salini was a still life painter, active mainly in Rome. Many of his paintings depict floral arrangements which earned him the nickname dei Fiori (in French: "flowers").
Daffodils, anemones, tulips, roses, hyacinths, carnations, chrysanthemums ... this baroque painter, inspired by Caravaggio and Flemish masters, depicts the widest imaginable range of flowers.
Mario Nuzzi, said de 'Fiori is one of the largest and most prolific painters of the seventeenth century. Already well known and popular in his time, he saw his works adorn all the courts of Europe. The painter created his first paintings and studied the art of Caravaggio in the house of his uncle Tommaso Salini, a disciple of master Lombard.
He joined the Accademia di San Luca in Rome in 1657
His work influenced two generations of "Fioranti" Europeans, including
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