Salvator Rosa

1615-1673 Italy-Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Salvator Rosa was from Naples where he began his training under the tutelage of his future brother-in-law Francesco Fracanzano who was trained by Jusepe de Ribera. He spent a brief time studying in Rome before contracting malaria. He returned to Naples where he took up his painting of landscapes and battle scenes. He indulged himself in writing and acting, and when he returned to Rome he acted in some of his own satires. After a falling out with the prominent Roman sculptor, Bernini he made his way to Florence. He was patronized by Cardinal Giovanni Carlo de Medici and he established the Accademia dei Percossi, which was a gathering place for artists, writers and poets. When he returned to Naples he became involved in the Spanish revolt of Masaniello and painted works related to it. He eventually settled in Rome and concentrated on doing religious and historical painting, and in 1660 he took up etching. He was known to have done some work with the Austrian artist Johann Anton Eismann who had settled in Italy. He died in 1673 and in 1710 his satires were published.

 

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cavalry battle

cavalry battle

allegory of fortune

allegory of fortune

st john the baptist

saint john the baptist baptizing christ in the gardan

thales

thales causing the river to flow on both sides of the lydian army

the witches sabbath

the witches sabbath

ancient battle

ancient battle

apollo and sibyl

apollo and sibyl of ridges

astraea leaving earth

astraea leaving the earth

asturias bid farewell

asturias bid farewell to the shepherds

battle

battle

death of archimedes

death of archimedes

democritus

democritus and protagoras

diogenes searching

diogenes searching for an honest man

glaucus and scylla

glaucus and scylla

grotto with cascades

grotto with cascades

heraclitus

heraclitus and democritus

jason and the dragon

 jason charming the dragon

monks fishing

monks fishing

lazarus

resurrection of lazarus

st francis in ecstasy

saint francis in ecstasy

St george-Dragon

saint george and the dragon

st jerome in desert

saint jerome in the desert

st john the baptist

saint john the baptist revealing christ to the disciples

soldiers gambling

soldiers gambling

still life

still life

the artist's wife

the artist s wife lucrezia

the deaf mute-

the deaf mute son of king croesus prevents the persians from killing his father

philosophers dispute

the dispute between philosophers

the finding of moses

the finding of moses

the prodigal son

the return of the prodigal son

wooded landscape

wooded landscape

A Friar Tempted-

Friar Tempted by Demons

Marine Landscape

Marine Landscape with Towers

Anchorites Tempted-

Anchorites Tempted by Demons

Heroic Battle

Heroic Battle

Evening Landscape

Evening Landscape

Diogenes Casting-

Diogenes Casting Away his Cup

River Landscape

 River Landscape with Apollo and the Cumean Sibyl

A Philosopher

A Philosopher

Human Fragility

Human Fragility

Harbour with Ruins

Harbour with Ruins

A Shade of Samuel-

A shade of Samuel Appears to Saulo

Landscape with Tobit

Landscape with Tobit and the Angel

Pythagoras-

Pythagoras and the Fisherman

A Man

A Man

Pythagoras Emerging

Pythagoras Emerging from the Underworld

A Warrior

A Warrior

Rocky Landscape

Rocky Landscape with a Huntsman and Warriors

Lucrezia as Poet

Lucrezia as Poet

The Gulf of Salerno

The Gulf of Salerno

The Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son

Odysseus

Odysseus and Nausicaa

The Witch

The Witch

Philosophy

Philosophy

John the Baptist

Saint John the Baptist Preaching in the Wilderness

Witch

Witch

Self-portrait Two

Self-portrait Two

Self-portrait

Self-portrait