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Mattia Preti

 



 

Mattia Preti

(b Taverna, Calabria, 24 Feb 1613; d Valletta, Malta, 3 Jan 1699).

Italian painter and draughtsman. Although he was trained and had his first success as a painter in Rome during the 1630s and 1640s, he is traditionally associated with the Neapolitan school. It was in Naples between 1653 and 1660 that he made his most lasting mark, contributing to the evolution of the exuberant late Baroque style and providing an important source of inspiration to later generations of painters, notably to Francesco Solimena. From 1661 he was based in Malta, where his most substantial undertaking was the decoration of St John’s, Valletta. Preti’s mature style is intensely dramatic and unites a Caravaggesque realism and expressive chiaroscuro with the grandeur and theatricality of Venetian High Renaissance painting.



 

Vanity
Oil on canvas
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence



 

 


Pilate Washing his Hands

1663
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
 


 


19The Tribute Money
1640
Oil on canvas
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan



 

20The Marriage at Cana
1655-60
Oil on canvas
National Gallery, London



 

Aeneas, Anchises and Ascanius Fleeing Troy

1630s
Oil on canvas, 86 x 153 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome




 

Concert

1630s
Oil on canvas, 110 x 147 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg




 

The Raising of Lazarus

1650s
Oil on canvas, 202 x 260 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome




 

Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist

Oil on canvas
Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota




 

St Sebastian

c. 1660
Oil on canvas
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples




 

Tribute Money

c. 1640
Oil on canvas, 193 x 143 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan
 

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