Luca Giordano – Neopolitan Baroque

Luca Giordano, (born Oct. 18, 1634, Naples—died Jan. 3, 1705, Naples), the most celebrated and prolific Neapolitan painter of the late 17th century. His nickname Luca Fa Presto (“Luca, Work Quickly”) is said to derive from his painter-copyist father’s admonitions, which were certainly heeded.

His other nickname, Proteus, was acquired as a result……… more at:  

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Phineas and his Companions Turned to Stone by Perseus c. 1680

Luca Giordano, Prometheus - Luca Giordano / Prometheus -

Prometheus by Luca Giordano c. 1650 – 1660


Hercules and Omphale by Luca Giordano c. 1680

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