(1657 - 1747)
Francesco Solimena was active/lived in Italy. Francesco Solimena is known for classical religious subject and portrait painting.
Biography Francesco Solimena
was an Italian painter who dominated the artistic life of Naples and
introduced a more classical style in the wake of Giordano's exuberant
Baroque manner. Son of an artist, Angelo Solimena (1629-1716), he was
trained by the academic painter Francesco di Maria (d. 1670).
career blossomed in his work at S. Paolo Maggiore, Naples, where he
decorated the sacristy: Virtues on the vault and two large frescoes of the Conversion of Saul and the Fall of Simon Magus
on the walls (1689-80). Although boldly executed and brightly coloured
in the manner of Giordano they show a far more academic approach to
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