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Landscape with Figures Along a Path Gaetano Vetturali
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Ref : 79044
15 800 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Italy, Florence
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
l. 43.31 inch X H. 33.46 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Landscape with Figures Along a Path Gaetano Vetturali 18th century - Landscape with Figures Along a Path Gaetano Vetturali Louis XVI - Landscape with Figures Along a Path Gaetano Vetturali Antiquités - Landscape with Figures Along a Path Gaetano Vetturali
Riccardo Moneghini

Old Master Paintings and antique furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries


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Landscape with Figures Along a Path Gaetano Vetturali

Paintings oil on canvas measuring 85 x 110 without frame and 103 x 126 cm with frame depicting a landscapes with figures and animals along a path.

In these works in question, depicting large rurals pieces, the youthful poetry of Gaetano Vetturali (Lucca 1701 - 1783), the last epigon of the great Tuscan landscape tradition, is presented.

In these paintings we can see the arcadian research of the landscape with an atmospheric research that pervades the entire composition, in addition to the realistic verve of some passages where the palpitant light becomes the way of painting.

Vetturali was able to establish himself as one of the most interesting Tuscan personalities of the time, in that moment of transition from late Baroque and rococo to neoclassical culture, precisely because of the turning point that he impressed, with a certain genius, on the decorative taste of his time.

To further reinforce this thesis on the skillful pictorial art of Vetturali, the characteristics of the pictorial rendering come to our aid, in the use of a very bright material, in the peremptory detachment between the areas in light and those in shadow, in the execution of the lively figures that populate the Architectural Capriccio and in the rendering of the landscapes that we find identical in his most important paintings.

The success of our painter is all enclosed in his ability to welcome neoclassical poetics in an unconventional way, grafting it on his early classical education and then reconnecting to those examples of Venetian painting that in the field of architectural caprice had individually anticipated aspects of the neoclassical culture of late eighteenth century first with Battaglioli and then with Visentini.

The main characteristics of these canvases is undoubtedly the airy amplitude of the panoramas and the sense of diffused brightness that recalls the Pedon revisited with a slight neoclassical note.

The episodes have no precise meaning. Country pastimes are almost always so dear to our painter, with the usual characters of the repertoire of the painters of whims and views: beggars, oriental, abbots in contemplation of ancient tombstones or peasants in search of rest or at work all naturally always surrounded by nature undisputed ruler and symbol of unity between man and life.

The landscape motif, even in the most imaginative ignitions, always has a real cue in Vetturali and therefore a true and human dimension; in this painting we can see this green so bright and alive that tries to explain how much the nature around us and in which we get lost is beautiful, strong, vigorous but at the same time sweet.

Very nice to notice how a tiny group of people is busy on one side in their duties but at the same time they seem lost in the serenity and tranquility of this landscape of the past.

Delevery information :

Delivery made with professional transporters. Each work of art is packed with a wooden box custom made and always insured.

for the delivery:
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Riccardo Moneghini

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18th Century Oil Painting Louis XVI