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Luca Cambiaso, The Adoration of the Magi
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TITLE:  The Adoration of the Magi
ARTIST:  Luca Cambiaso (Italian, 1527–1585)
WORK DATE:  circa 1550
CATEGORY:  Paintings
MATERIALS:  Oil on panel
SIZE:  h: 89 x w: 117 cm / h: 35 x w: 46.1 in
STYLE:  Renaissance
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  The Matthiesen Gallery  +44 (0)20 7930 2437  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  This luminous panel is a wonderful example of Luca Cambiaso’s early style and one which presents several interesting clues to his development between 1545 and 1550. The artist’s confident and fluid brushwork, which he used to simultaneously outline and shadow his figures, attests to the precocious talent that separated his work from that of his contemporaries and made him become one of the most admired painters of his time. It is a style which is more often found in Cambiaso’s earlier fresco work, such as his decorations for the Prefettura in Genoa, dated to around 1547-48; it also recalls a frescoed frieze by Niccola Granello in the Villa Doria in Pegli, which dates to around five years later.
PROVENANCE:  Belgian private collection
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Matthiesen Gallery Inventory
EXHIBITION HISTORY:  Luca Cambiaso, 1527-1585, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 15 September – 14 January 2007
Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, 3 March – 17 8 July 2007, cat. no. 12, pp. 234-5, illus. colour pl.
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