Giuseppe Maria Crespi
(1665 - 1747)
Giuseppe Maria Crespi was active/lived in Italy. Giuseppe Crespi is known for altarpieces, religious and contemporary life painting, printmaking.
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Giuseppe Maria Crespi, know as 'Lo Spagnuolo'
was a painter, draughtsman and printer. His religious and mythological
works are distinguished by a free brushstroke and a painterly manner. He
also painted spirited genre scenes, which by their quality, content and
quantity distinguish him as one of the first Italian painters of high
standing to devote serious attention to the depiction of contemporary
life. Such paintings as Woman Laundering (1700-05; St Petersburg, Hermitage) or Woman Washing Dishes
(1720-25; Florence, Uffizi) offer straightforward glimpses of domestic
chores in images that are startlingly novel for the period and look
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