Salvator Rosa

Salvator Rosa was a painter and poet of the 1600s. Born in Naples in 1615, lits fame is linked above all to the representation of landscapes, characterized by a harsh and wild nature. There are many representations of battle scenes characterized by a raw expressiveness. In his works you can see the dark shades and the luministic contrasts. He also painted allegorical portraits, mythical and biblical subjects, where the moralizing and philosophical intent is accentuated by the dark and mysterious atmospheres. As a poet, he composed seven Satires (posthumous publ., 1695), in which he expounded his orientations in the artistic and philosophical fields. He was also very active in Florence and Rome, where he was also appreciated as an engraver.