18 Works, Today, June 5th. is Vincenzo Marinelli’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #154

Vincenzo Marinelli, San Martino d’Agri, 1820- Naples, 1892
An Arab wedding procession

Oil on canvas
Private collection

In this work there is an atmosphere of fascinating exoticism, given by the depiction of distant lands lived with full romantic sensitivity by the artist. Marinelli later travelled first to Greece, where he worked for King Otto of Bavaria. He then went to Egypt, where he carried out works for the Viceroy Said Pasha. He also accompanying him on a journey he made in Sudan.

Vincenzo Marinelli (5 June 1820–18 January 1892) was an Italian painter, known best for his Orientalist canvases based on his travels in Greece, Crete, Egypt, and Sudan.

Marinelli was born in San Martino d’Agri near Potenza. His father was a surgeon and a dedicated Jacobin. At the age of 17, he moved to Naples to complete his literary and scientific studies. By the age of 22, he dedicated himself to painting, and studied under Costanzo Angelini at the Royal Institute of Fine Arts of Naples. Obtaining a scholarship from the Province of Basilicata, from 1842 to 1848, he studied in Rome at the Academy under Tommaso Minardi…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

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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