Qualche spunto e un’ipotesi per Fede Galizia - Mauro Pavesi - Vita e Pensiero - Articolo Arte Lombarda Vita e Pensiero

Qualche spunto e un’ipotesi per Fede Galizia

digital Qualche spunto e un’ipotesi per Fede Galizia
fascicolo ARTE LOMBARDA - 2019 - 2-3
titolo Qualche spunto e un’ipotesi per Fede Galizia
Some ideas and a hypothesis for Fede Galizia
Editore Vita e Pensiero
formato Articolo | Pdf
online da 07-2020
doi 10.26350/666112_000047
issn 0004-3443 (stampa) | 2785-1117 (digitale)
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A revision of Fede Galizia’s portraiture activity may reconsider the comparison between the image of the Milanese memorialist Paolo Morigia (Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan; signed and dated 1598) and a misterious Falconer kept in the Koelliker Collection (inv. LK00062). the two paintings share the same combination of miniaturistic passages and brutal, realistic representation of male uglyness. the way the tissues, eye wrinkles, complexions and structures of the skull and nose are painted is, on the other hand, very similar. Unfortunately, the identity of the Falconer is unknown; even the presence of a Savoy coat of arms (visible on the rattle hanging on the falcon’s paw) does not help us in identification. the reconsideration of this painting also leads to the evaluation of the hypothesis, destined for now to remain so, of trying to attribute tentatively to “Madonna Fede” also the portrait of an anonymous Lady at the Hermitage Museum (inv. ГЭ-36), formerly assigned to another female artist of the late reinassance, Sofonisba Anguissola.


Fede Galizia, Arcimboldo, Paolo Morigia, portrait, falconer.

Biografia dell'autore

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore; mauro.pavesi@unicatt.it