I submit to your attention this important couple of "architectural Capricci" (oil paintings on canvas, 87 x 50 cm), as they constitute a significant new acquisition to the catalog of Piero Francesco Garola (Turin 1638 - Rome 1716), confirming the variegated personality of this eclectic artist who established himself in this genre, immediately after the Ghisolfi and before the affirmation of Panini, who surely had the opportunity to draw from his works a profitable profit for his striking affirmation, explicated at the end of the second decade of the eighteenth century.
Just these two "Capricci" - one with a large sepulchral sarcophagus on a base with carved figures, followed by a pyramid and in the background by a series of round arches interspersed by a column, and the other with a bizarre agglomeration of ruins , including a large vase, amassed in the atrium of a temple on composite columns fluted with the architrave already disconnected and invaded by vegetation attest to the almost certain relationship between the two painters, one of Turin origin and the other Piacenza , transferred to Rome already in the penultimate decade of the seventeenth century and the other in the first of the following.
The authorship of Garola is clearly demonstrated by the comparison of one of the aspects of his versatile inventive profile that allowed him to explain subjects ranging from the lucid representations of interiors of Christian basilicas - his pair with the Interior of Saint Peter and the Interior of St. Paul constituted a sort of business card for his insertion in the Roman sphere - to the freest ones of pure "capriccii" in the wake of Ghisolfi, finding explanatory terms of comparison in various examples illustrated in my recent publication Il Capriccio architettura in Italy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (etgraphiae ed., Foligno 2015, II, pp. 62-81, figs.2 ab, 9, 10, 17 ab and 22), from which the common paternity also of the couple is shown here taken into consideration.
The activity of Garola, requested by the Roman aristocracy, from the Spada to the Pallavicini, and perspective teacher at the Accademia di San Luca, ranged from the aforementioned "Church interiors" to the most imaginative but often not realistic views , to "whims" of pure fantasy, in which he set mythological subjects or only generic figurative insertions, as in the significant present couple.
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