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Francesco Solimena

 (1657 - 1747)
Francesco Solimena was active/lived in Italy.  Francesco Solimena is known for classical religious subject and portrait painting.

Francesco Solimena

Francesco Solimena was an Italian painter who dominated the artistic life of Naples and introduced a more classical style in the wake of Giordano's exuberant Baroque manner. Son of an artist, Angelo Solimena (1629-1716), he was trained by the academic painter Francesco di Maria (d. 1670).

His early career blossomed in his work at S. Paolo Maggiore, Naples, where he decorated the sacristy: Virtues on the vault and two large frescoes of the Conversion of Saul and the Fall of Simon Magus on the walls (1689-80). Although boldly executed and brightly coloured in the manner of Giordano they show a far more academic approach to design  ...  Displaying 750 of 2710 characters.

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About  Francesco Solimena

Born:  1657 - Canale di Serino, Italy
Died:   1747 - Barra, Napoli, Italy
Known for:  classical religious subject and portrait painting