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Pier Francesco Mola Diana and Endymion oil painting


Diana and Endymion
Painting ID::  80732
Pier Francesco Mola
Diana and Endymion
Date ca. 1660(1660) Medium Oil on canvas cjr

   
   
     

Pier Francesco Mola Diana and Endymion oil painting


Diana and Endymion
Painting ID::  84916
Pier Francesco Mola
Diana and Endymion
. 1660(1660) Medium Oil on canvas cyf

   
   
     

Pier Francesco Mola Oriental Warrior oil painting


Oriental Warrior
Painting ID::  96306
Pier Francesco Mola
Oriental Warrior
1650(1650) Medium oil on canvas cyf

   
   
     

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     Pier Francesco Mola
     (9 February 1612 - 13 May 1666) was an Italian painter of the High Baroque, mainly active around Rome. Mola was born at Coldrerio (now in Ticino, Switzerland). At the age of four, he moved to Rome with his father Giovanni Battista, a painter. With the exception of the years 1633 - 40 and 1641 - 47, during which he resided in Venice and Bologna, respectively, he lived for the rest of his life in Rome. His early training was with the late mannerist painter Cavalier D'Arpino, and he worked under the classicizing Francesco Albani. His masterpiece is the fresco in the gallery of Alexander VII in the Quirinal Palace Gallery, entitled Joseph making himself known to his Brethren (1657). He made six versions of The Flight into Egypt, the earileist and best of which is the first one, The Rest on the Flight into Egypt. He was elected Principe of the Accademia di San Luca, the Roman artists' professional association, in 1662, but his last years were neither profitable nor prolific. One of his pupils was Antonio Gherardi. With his looser style and handling, more naturalistic palette, and interest in exploring landscape elements, Mola rebelled against the prevailing, highly-theoretical classicism of such leading 17th-century Roman painters as Andrea Sacchi.

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