Painting oil on canvas, measuring 102 x 180 cm without frame and 105 x 185cm with frame, depicting a glimpse of a flower garden with a series of birds including bustards, partridges and a parrot and a still life of fruit by the painter Angelo Maria Crivelli known as Crivellone (Milan 1672 - 1730).
Crivelli, active in Milan as a genre painter, specialized in the representation of animals, especially hunting and bird themes, drawing inspiration from Flemish painters such as Hondecoeter, Weenix, Snyders and Fyt.
These artists are also responsible for the two antithetical aspects with which the animal world is mainly treated in the works of the Crivelli: the bloody and lively hunting scenes and the peaceful and sleepy world of courtyards and gardens or landscapes.
The evident iconographic and content identity with the Nordic masters unites the Crivellone to other generists from the Po area active at the turn of the century. XVII and XVIII, first of all F. Boselli and his son Giovanni, in whose work a direct stylistic dependence on his father is revealed.
The main features of this painting are the executive fluency in this lively and rich composition and the vibrant pictorial touches that give life to a sublime and decidedly brilliant chromatism and chiaroscuro incidence as can be seen from the splendid colors of the scene, the landscape and the sparkle of the fruit.
This painter was a skilled and very original interpreter of the representation of animals in which he elaborated the genre scene of animals which he then reproduced numerous times but always with different schemes, based on the repetition of details, or juxtaposing in an infinite interlocking game variants previously used. and always reworked and differently placed.
Crivellone had numerous success right from the start thanks to a polite descriptive vein and a balanced and skilful luministic dosage derived from the Nordic painters.
It cannot be excluded that the vast success of the representation of live animals was due to the symbolic character assumed by the animals themselves; Beyond the pleasantness of the subjects, the behavior and characteristics of the individual animals could allude to a human microcosm that reflected the aspects of married and family life: the hen for maternal love the dove for fidelity the rabbit for fecundity the rooster for firmness and the peacock for vanity.
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13 800 €