Luca Giordano, aka Luca Fà-presto
(Italian, 1634 - 1705)
Self Portrait
by Luca Giordano
This person is associated with: Baroque

Italian late Baroque painter and printmaker born in Naples. He was a pupil of Juseppe di Ribera.

He worked in Naples, Florence, Venice and Rome. He first shone as a copyist of great masters in Venice and was employed as an assistant to Pietro da Cortona.  In 1692, he was called by Charles II of Spain and stayed there for a decade. He later returned to Naples where he died.

He painted with an incredible rapidity, hence his nickname. He used strong Venetian colours, mixed with a lot of drapery or other rounded patterns. He was held in high esteem by painters in the 18th century.


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Contributors:   kohn1fox, kkvk, schroetterjoseph
Name:Luca Giordano
Dates:1634 - 1705
Nationality:Italian
Sex:Male
Self Portraits
This artist has 118 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
National Gallery - London(United Kingdom - London)14 artworks
Royal Collection Trust (UK) - Buckingham Palace(United Kingdom - London)9 artworks
The State Hermitage Museum - Saint Petersburg(Russian Federation - St. Petersburg)8 artworks
Museo Nacional del Prado(Spain - Madrid)8 artworks
Uppark - National Trust(United Kingdom - South Harting)6 artworks
Private collection5 artworks
Compton Verney - Warwickshire(United Kingdom - Compton Verney)4 artworks
Palazzo Medici Riccardi(Italy - Florence)4 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)3 artworks
Hatchlands Park - National Trust(United Kingdom - East Clandon, Guildford)3 artworks
Uknown owner3 artworks

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Explanation:
This person died over 70 years ago (in 1705).

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