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The Rape of the Sabines
 
17th Century
Luca GIORDANO
Born 13-10-1634 Italy, Died 3-1-1705
 
The Rape of the Sabines
[Il ratto delle Sabine]
c.1680
257.2 x 314.6 cm  [HxW]
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
 

Born Naples 1634, Died Naples 1705. The most important Italian decorative painter of the second half of the 17th century. Giordano’s lively art brilliantly combined Neapolitan and Venetian styles. He had a prodigious output and could imitate any style of painting. Ten years of his life were spent painting in Spain on commission, after which he returned to his home town of Naples. He introduced a new sense of light and glowing colour, of movement and dramatic action and was internationally successful.

 
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