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Self-portrait, circa 1645 (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg)
 
 
Salvator Rosa, (born June 20, 1615, Arenella, Sicily, Spanish Habsburg domain [now in Italy]—died March 15, 1673, Rome, Papal States [Italy]), Italian Baroque painter and etcher of the Neapolitan school remembered for his wildly romantic or “sublime” landscapes, marine paintings, and battle pictures. He was also an accomplished poet, satirist, actor, and musician.

Rosa studied painting in Naples, coming under the influence of the Spanish painter and engraver José de Ribera. Rosa went to Rome in 1635 to study, but he soon contracted malaria. He returned to Naples, where he painted numerous battle and marine pictures and developed his peculiar style of landscape—picturesquely wild scenes of nature with shepherds, seamen, soldiers, or bandits—the whole infused with a romantic poetic quality.

His reputation as a painter preceded his return to Rome in 1639. Already famous as an artist, he also became a popular comic actor. During the Carnival of 1639 he rashly satirized the famous architect and sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, thereby making a powerful enemy. For some years thereafter the environment of Florence was more comfortable for him than that of Rome. In Florence he enjoyed the patronage of Cardinal Giovanni Carlo de’ Medici. Rosa’s own house became the centre of a literary, musical, and artistic circle called the Accademia dei Percossi; here also Rosa’s flamboyant personality found expression in acting. In 1649 he returned and finally settled in Rome. Rosa, who had regarded his landscapes more as recreation than as serious art, now turned largely to religious and historical painting. In 1660 he began etching and completed a number of successful prints. His satires were posthumously published in 1710.

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Portrait of a Man
1640s
Oil on canvas, 78 x 65 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg





Democritus in Meditation
c. 1650
Oil on canvas, 344 x 214 cm
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen





A Friar Tempted by Demons
1660-65
Oil on canvas 65 x 83 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome





Anchorites Tempted by Demons
1660-65
Oil on canvas 65 x 83 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome





Diogenes Casting away his Cup
1650s
Oil on canvas, 219 x 148 cm
Private collection





Evening Landscape
1640-43
Oil on canvas, 99 x 151 cm
Private collection





Human Fragility
Oil on canvas, 199 x 134 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge




Grotto with Cascades
1639-40
Oil on canvas, 65 x 49 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence





Harbour with Ruins
1640-43
Oil on canvas, 87,5 x 111 cm
Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest





Heroic Battle
1652-64
Oil on canvas, 214 x 351 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris





Marine Landscape with Towers
after 1645
Oil on canvas, 102 x 127 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence





Odysseus and Nausicaa
1663-64
Oil on canvas, 195 x 144 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg





Portrait of a Philosopher
Oil on canvas, 119 x 93 cm
Private collection




Portrait of the Artist's Wife Lucrezia
1657-60
Oil on canvas, 66 x 50,5 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome





The Prodigal Son
1651-55
Oil on canvas, 254 x 201 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg





Pythagoras and the Fisherman
1662
Oil on canvas, 132 x 188 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin





River Landscape with Apollo and the Cumean Sibyl
c. 1655
Oil on canvas, 174 x 259 cm
Wallace Collection, London





The Shade of Samuel Appears to Saul
1668
Oil on canvas, 275 x 191 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris




Self-Portrait
Oil on canvas, 99 x 79 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York





Self-Portrait as Philosopher of Silence
c. 1641
Oil on canvas, 116 x 94 cm
National Gallery, London





View of the Gulf of Salerno
1640-45
Oil on canvas, 170 x 260 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid





Warrior
Oil on canvas
Galleria Chigi Saracini, Siena




Rocky Landscape with a Huntsman and Warriors
c. 1670
Oil on canvas, 142 x 192 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris





Wooded Landscape
c. 1650
Oil on canvas, 72 x 134 cm
Private collection

 

 
 


Landscape with Tobit and the angel

 
 
 

 
 
 
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