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Luca Giordano | Baroque Era painter ⁽²⁾


Luca Giordano** (18 October 1634 - 12 January 1705) was an Italian** late Baroque painter** and printmaker in etching. Fluent and decorative, he worked successfully in Naples and Rome, Florence and Venice, before spending a decade in Spain.
Born in Naples, Giordano was the son of the painter Antonio Giordano.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Giordano see:

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Luca Giordano | Baroque Era painter


Luca Giordano**, (born Oct. 18, 1634, Naples - died Jan. 3, 1705, Naples), the most celebrated and prolific Neapolitan painter** of the late 17th century.
His nickname Luca Fa Presto (“Luca, Work Quickly”) is said to derive from his painter-copyist father’s admonitions, which were certainly heeded.
His other nickname, Proteus, was acquired as a result of his reputed skill in producing pastiches in the style of almost any artist.

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Hieronymus Bosch | Northern Renaissance painter


Hiëronymus Bosch, also spelled Jheronimus Bos, pseudonym of Jeroen van Aeken, Aeken also spelled Aquen or Aken, also called Jeroen Anthoniszoon (born c. 1450, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Brabant [now in the Netherlands] - buried August 9, 1516, ’s-Hertogenbosch), brilliant and original northern European painter whose work reveals an unusual iconography of a complex and individual style.
He was recognized as a highly imaginative “creator of devils” and a powerful inventor of seeming nonsense full of satirical and moralizing meaning.

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John Frederick Lewis | Victorian / Orientalist / Genre painter


John Frederick Lewis RA** (London 14 July 1804 - 15 August 1876) is considered one of the most important Victorian artists to visit the Middle East.
The son of Frederick Christian Lewis, a successful engraver, he gained early success as a painter of animals and sporting subjects. In 1840-1 Lewis travelled, via Italy, Greece and Turkey, to Cairo, where he remained for the next ten years.
Lewis made nearly six hundred watercolours and drawings throughout the decade.

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Gentile da Fabriano | Gothic Era painter


Gentile da Fabriano, original name Niccolò di Giovanni di Massio (born c. 1370, Fabriano, Papal States [Italy]-died 1427, Rome), foremost painter of central Italy at the beginning of the 15th century, whose few surviving works are among the finest examples of the International Gothic style.

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Hiroshi Yoshida | Landscape painter / printmaker


Hiroshi Yoshida / 吉田 博 (September 19, 1876 - April 5, 1950) was a 20th-century Japanese painter and woodblock printmaker.
He is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style, and is noted especially for his excellent landscape prints.
Yoshida travelled widely, and was particularly known for his images of non-Japanese subjects done in traditional Japanese woodblock style, including the Taj Mahal, the Swiss Alps, the Grand Canyon, and other National Parks in the United States.

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Edward Portielje | Genre painter


Edward Antoon Portielje (1861-1949) was an Belgian** genre painter.
Portielje was born in 1861 in Antwerp, the son and brother of artists. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp under Charles Verlat. Although Impressionist style** was becoming increasingly fashionable throughout Europe in Portielje’s early years, he maintained the “academic” manner taught in the French** and Belgian** academies and characterized by a high degree of finish. Similarly, he chose genre scenes and anecdotal subject matter long familiar to Dutch audiences.

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Bernardo Strozzi | Music players in the Baroque era


Baroque painter** Bernardo Strozzi, named il Cappuccino and il Prete Genovese (c. 1581 - 2 August 1644) was one of the most influential Italian painters of the early 17th century, especially in Genoa and Venice.

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Luca Signorelli | High Renaissance painter


Luca Signorelli, in full Luca d’Egidio di Ventura de’ Signorelli, also called Luca da Cortona (born 1445/50, Cortona, Republic of Florence - died Oct. 16, 1523, Cortona), Renaissance painter**, best known for his nudes and for his novel compositional device.
It is likely that Signorelli was a pupil of Piero della Francesca** in the 1460s.
The first certain surviving work by him, a fragmentary fresco (1474) now in the museum at Città di Castello, shows a strong influence from Piero**.

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Giambattista Tiepolo | Rococo Era painter ⁽²⁾


Giovanni Battista Tiepolo** (1696-1770), also known as Gianbattista or Giambattista Tiepolo, was an Italian painter** and printmaker from the Republic of Venice. He was prolific, and worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo see:

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