Artist Search
   
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Luca Giordano  (1632/34 - 1705)

/ jor-DAH-noe/
About: Luca Giordano
 

Summary

Examples of his work

 
 

Biography*

Exhibits - current  
 

Discussion board

Send me updates

 
   

Signature Examples*

 
 
Buy and Sell: Luca Giordano
  For sale ads

Auction results*

 
  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  
  Dealers Place a classified ad  
 
Lived/Active: Italy      Known for: Baroque painting, ceilings, altarpieces

Login for full access
 
View AskART Services









*may require subscription

Available for Luca Giordano:

Biographical information (Luca Giordano)

yes

Museum references (Luca Giordano)

1

Auction records - upcoming / past (Luca Giordano)

244

Signature Examples* (Luca Giordano)

1

Discussion board entries (Luca Giordano)

0

Image examples of works (Luca Giordano)

151

Please send me Alert Updates for Luca Giordano (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 2
AskART Artist
from Auction House Records.
The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Please note: Artists not classified as American in our database may have limited biographical data compared to the extensive information about American artists.

Luca Giordano was born in Naples, Italy in 1632 or 1634.  He was the son and pupil of the painter Antonio Giordano, whom he is said to have outdistanced as a painter at the age of eight.  He later studied under Ribera.  For some time he was in the service of the painter Pietro da Cortona, whose style and methods he assimilated almost to the extent of mimicry.  He had, as a matter of fact, a particular talent for imitating almost any painter's technique, and for a time he earned his living making copies of the masters.

In 1665 Giordano became a Master in the painters' guild. In 1692 he became court painter to Charles II of Spain and within the period of two years completed an immense fresco for the ceiling of the church and the staircase of the Escorial.   

He was probably one of the most prolific painters of all time.  He was called "Luca the Speedy" as much in admiration as contempt.  According to estimates his oil paintings totaled five thousand.. He died in Naples in 1705.   

Written and compiled by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California.

Sources include:   
New York World's Fair 1940 Masterpieces of Art Catalogue   
Phaidon Encyclopedia of Art



** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at registrar@AskART.com.
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2014 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists