Leonardo Coccorante (Naples, 1680-1750)
Landscape with ruins
Oil painting on canvas. Dimensions with frame 138×167 cm. (127×154).
Landscape painter who dedicates his activity to reworking this genre by creating variations on the theme: typical of this artist is the mixture of ruins and maritime landscape that refers to the compositions of Gennaro Greco, but imbued with decidedly Rococo sensibility, elegant and rich in inventiveness . Here a large-scale work is presented, rich in both classic and innovative references.
Vediamo qui l’influsso dello stile calligrafico di Ascanio Luciani, il cui linguaggio vira verso il classicismo, arricchendo la tradizione di genere napoletana con ampie architetture, in parte reali, in parte di fantasia.
The presence of characters undoubtedly indicates the collaboration of at least one of his collaborators: Giovanni Marziale, Giuseppe Tomajoli and Giacomo del Po, who specialize in portraying night scenes, groups of bourgeois figures, bas-reliefs, episodes of worldly chronicles and reproductions of ancient undergrounds.
Our reference: A04803