Capriccio With Elegant Figures
Capriccio With Elegant Figures c1750 by Italian Painter Antonio Joli (1700 – 1777); known for his vedute and capricci scene paintings.
This is a wonderful capricci painting showing people of the upper class of the time in an old Roman palace.
We ca see in the foreground two men who are walking with a white dog beside them in conversation, with a possible guard and another man near a large pillar that has a statue of a goddess standing on a pedestal.
These goddesses can be seen through the palace on all four sides of the four major columns in the scene; and up the stairs where the two men and the dog are, we can see more people that have gathered by a Roman statue in the main column of the scene.
In the open area we can see a lush garden, where there are steps that lead to the main building with statues at the base and a horse statue and rider at the top; we see what is most likely a nobleman and noblewoman, walking with a man behind lady holding a parasol above her head, and what appears to be a servant carry the blue part of her dress above the floor.
Behind the noble couple is their entourage and along the balcony of the main building are other men and women conversing and enjoying the beautiful sunny clear day.
Capriccio With Elegant Figures is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.
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The Below Information Is Derived From Wikipedia.org
Antonio was born in Modena, Italy on March 13, 1700 and was first apprenticed to Rafaello Rinaldi who was also known as Il Menia, aas well as working in the studio of the Galli da Bibbiena; who were a family of Italian scene artist of the 17th and 18th centuries that spanned from 1625 – 1787.
He started his career as a painter of stage sets in Modena and Perugia, and at the age of 32 moved to Venice where he worked as a stage painter for the opera productions at the Teatro di San Giovanni Grisostomo and the Teatro San Samuele of the Grimani family.
In 1742 he traveled to Dresden, Germany and then to London, England where he remained from 1744 to 1748, then to Madrid, Spain from 1750 – 1754.
While he was living and working in London he decorated the Richmond mansion of the Swiss Count John James Heidegger (1666 – 1749), then the director of the King’s Theater (a West End theater situated on Haymarket in the City of Westminster, London).
When he was in Madrid he was also employed as a scene painter for the royal court; as well as for the smaller opera house ar the palace of Aranjuez. He also created large-sized paintings of the Esquadra del Tajo, the fleet of royal barges and other vessels on the river Tajo at Aranjuez.
In 1754 Antonio returned ot Venice, Italy and became one of the foundingmembers of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia (Academy of Fine Arts of Venice); seven years later moved to Bourbon court of Naples, where he would remain until his death on April 29, 1777.