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Ancora per Giuseppe Antonio Pianca, maestro d’Agnona

digital Ancora per Giuseppe Antonio Pianca, maestro d’Agnona
Articolo
rivista ARTE LOMBARDA
fascicolo ARTE LOMBARDA - 2020 - 1
titolo Ancora per Giuseppe Antonio Pianca, maestro d’Agnona
About Giuseppe Antonio Pianca, Master of Agnona
autore
editore Vita e Pensiero
formato Articolo | Pdf
online da 12-2020
doi 10.26350/666112_000057
issn 0004-3443 (stampa)
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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.

keywords

Giuseppe Antonio Pianca; Agnona; 18th century Lombard and Piedmontese school; baroque school in Lombardy; Saint Francis in prayer

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