Ancora per Giuseppe Antonio Pianca, maestro d’Agnona
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The paper aims at bringing light to a previously unknown painting representing Saint Francis in Prayer, found in a private collection and ascribable to Giuseppe Antonio Pianca’s production for stylistic analogies. the substantial gallery dedicated by the artist to the representation of the Alter Christus stands out for the intense activity carried out during the central decades of the 18th century. Moreover, it is also an evidence for the retrospective stance that the unconventional and rebel artist, firmly tied to the previous century’s spirit, undertook with regards to the main characters of the Lombard seventeenth century, from tanzio to Morazzone and Cerano, revised on the base of Pier Francesco Guala and Alessandro Magnasco’s paintings. the painting examined here was probably originally conceived as part of a diptych together with a St. Joseph with the Child, from the Cavallini-Sgarbi collection. It presents the same foreshortened pose, similar physiognomic features and that dense brushstroke, typical of Giuseppe Antonio Pianca.
keywordsGiuseppe Antonio Pianca; Agnona; 18th century Lombard and Piedmontese school; baroque school in Lombardy; Saint Francis in prayer
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