10 Works, Today, February 9th. is artist Paolo de Matteis’ day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #040

Paolo de’ Matteis (1662–1728)
Detail; Lot and his daughters

Oil on canvas
29 by 56.5 cm.; 11 3/8 by 22 1/4 in.
Private collection

Paolo de Matteis (also known as Paolo de’ Matteis; 9 February 1662–26 January 1728) was an Italian painter.

Paolo de Matteis studied under Luca Giordano, in Naples, traveled widely and was appreciated throughout Europe for his allegorical paintings. Among such works are Allegory of Divine Wisdom Crowning Painting as the Sovereign of the Arts (See below); St Bruno Interceding with the Virgin Mary for Suffering Humanity; Olinda and Sofronia Rescued by Clorinda (See below); Justice, Fortune and Valour Helping Hercules, Crowned by Glory, while Time and Truth Defeat Slander and Envy; Hercules at the Crossroads between Virtue and Vice…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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