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Salvator Rosa | Allegory of Fortune, 1659

Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) was one of the least conventional artists of 17th-century Italy, and was adopted as a hero by painters of the Romantic movement in the later 18th and early 19th centuries. He was mainly a painter of landscapes, but the range of his subject matter was unusually wide and included portraits and allegories...
For biographical notes and works by Rosa, see Salvator Rosa | Baroque Era style.

  • "O taci, o di' cose migliori del silenzio".
  • "Keep silent unless what you are going to say is more important than silence".
Salvator Rosa