|Years of life:||1613 – 1699|
|Genre:||Portrait , Religious , Genre scenes|
A master of large-scale decoration, he successfully combines in his work the realism of Caravaggio and the theatricality of grand Venetian painting.
Mattia Preti’s major works are Concert, c. 1630 (St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum); The Marriage at Cana, c. 1655–60 (London: National Gallery); The Martyrdom of St. Paul, c. 1656–59 (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts);Clorinda Rescuing Sofronia and Olindo, c. 1660 (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.
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