(1607 - 1656)
Aniello Falcone was active/lived in Italy. Aniello Falcone is known for painting.
Biography Aniello Falcone
A native Neapolitan, Falcone trained briefly under Jusepe de Ribera, where no doubt lie the roots of his powerful brushwork, strong contrasts of light and dark, and harsh realism in subject matter. His early works are largely influenced by the works of Pieter van Laer, Michelangelo Cerquozzi and Diego Velázquez’s Roman period, most of which are genre scenes or early Neapolitan interpretations of bambocciate.
Falcone’s métier, however, was battle painting. It is often believed that Aniello captained the Compagnia della Morte, the band of artists who were revolutionaries by day and painters by night, in the 1647 Masaniello uprising against Spanish Rule. Although it seems the story is not founded on fact, arguably the foundations could be
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