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18th century
( Rococo and others)

photo:Alessandro Magnasco
Landscape with Stormy Sea
photo:Alessandro Magnasco
Landscape with Stormy Sea

Born in Genoa, Magnasco worked in his hometown and in Florence and Milan. He developed a highly individual style of dramatic landscapes rendered in fierce brush strokes. This canvas was painted during Magnasco's most prosperous years, those of his second Milanese period of 1718-1725. The dark, but rich color palette, swirling brush strokes, and tall, slender figures crouching half hidden in shadows all contribute to the extremely dramatic, illusionary feel of Magnasco's painted world.

(Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)

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