Luca Giordano

Luca Giordano

Self-portrait, c. 1692

Years of life: 1634 – 1705
Artist's Teachers: Antonio Giordano
Artist's students: Aniello Rossi, Matteo Pacelli, Paolo de Matteis, Nicola Malinconico.
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Venetian School
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology
Country: Italy
Century: XVII

A prolific, energetic, successful decorator of palaces, especially ceilings. He loved mythological subjects with dramatic action, bold compositions, contrasts of light and dark. His last work was the Treasury Chapel ceiling of S. Martino, Naples. His nickname was “Luca Fa Presto” (Luke works quickly).

Luca Giordano’s major works are The Fall of the Rebel Angels, 1666 (Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum); Allegory, 1670 (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum); Death of Seneca c.1684 (Paris: Musée du Louvre).

References:

  1. Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.

Artworks:

  • Self-portrait

    1692

    Self-portrait  •  1692

  • A Cynical Philospher

    A Cynical Philospher

  • Saint Lucas painting the Virgin

    1650 /1655

    Saint Lucas painting the Virgin   •  1650 /1655

  • Renaud and Armide discovered by the knights

    1672 /1674

    Renaud and Armide discovered by the knights   •  1672 /1674

  • Isaac blessing Jacob

    1654

    Isaac blessing Jacob  •  1654

  • Virgin and Child with Souls in Purgatory

    1650

    Virgin and Child with Souls in Purgatory   •  1650

  • Venus Punishing Psyche with a Task

    between 1692 and 1702

    Venus Punishing Psyche with a Task  •  between 1692 and 1702

  • The Triumph of Galatea

    between 1675 and 1677

    The Triumph of Galatea  •  between 1675 and 1677

  • The Rape of Europa

    between 1675 and 1677

    The Rape of Europa  •  between 1675 and 1677

  • The Forge of Vulcan

    1660

    The Forge of Vulcan   •  1660

  • The Fall of the Rebel Angels

    1666

    The Fall of the Rebel Angels   •  1666

  • The Death of Seneca

    between 1684 and 1685

    The Death of Seneca   •  between 1684 and 1685

  • St Michael

    1663

    St Michael   •  1663

  • Saint Luke painting the Virgin

    from 1650 until 1654

    Saint Luke painting the Virgin  •  from 1650 until 1654

  • Raising of Lazarus

    1675

    Raising of Lazarus   •  1675

  • Psyche's Parents Offering Sacrifice to Apollo

    between 1695 and 1697

    Psyche's Parents Offering Sacrifice to Apollo   •  between 1695 and 1697

  • Psyche Served by Invisible Spirits

    between 1695 and 1697

    Psyche Served by Invisible Spirits   •  between 1695 and 1697

  • Psyche Honoured by the People

    between 1692 and 1702

    Psyche Honoured by the People   •  between 1692 and 1702

  • Perseus Fighting Phineus and his Companions

    1670

    Perseus Fighting Phineus and his Companions   •  1670

  • Death of Seneca

    1660

    Death of Seneca   •  1660

  • Judgment of Paris

    between 1681 and 1683

    Judgment of Paris   •  between 1681 and 1683

  • Expulsion of the Moneychangers from the Temple

    1675

    Expulsion of the Moneychangers from the Temple   •  1675

  • Diogenes

    Diogenes

  • Crucifixion of St Peter

    1660

    Crucifixion of St Peter  •  1660

  • Crucifixion of Saint Andrew

    1659

    Crucifixion of Saint Andrew   •  1659

  • Crates

    1650

    Crates  •  1650

  • The discovery of Cleopatra's body

    1660

    The discovery of Cleopatra's body  •  1660

  • The Penitent Magdalen

    1660-1665

    The Penitent Magdalen  •  1660-1665

  • Dispute of Theologians

    Dispute of Theologians

  • Martyrdom of Saint Laurent

    Martyrdom of Saint Laurent

  • Helena's Abduction

    between 1680 and 1683

    Helena's Abduction  •  between 1680 and 1683

  • Maria Anna of Neuburg, Queen of Spain, on Horseback

    between 1693 and 1694

    Maria Anna of Neuburg, Queen of Spain, on Horseback   •  between 1693 and 1694

  • A miracle by Saint Benedict

    1680

    A miracle by Saint Benedict   •  1680

  • Presentation of Jesus Christ at the Temple

    Presentation of Jesus Christ at the Temple

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