2015 marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding masters of the 17th century Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) and Gaspard Duguet (1615-1675).
On November 28, 2015, the In artibus Foundation opened the exhibition “Inspired by Rome. To the 400th anniversary of Salvator Rosa and Gaspard Duguet.”
In the halls of the foundation, for the first time in Moscow, you can see about fifty works by two outstanding European masters of the XVII century, united by the theme of the Eternal City, a common interest in the great heritage of ancient culture and love for the beautiful landscapes of ancient Latium and the Roman Campagna.
The exhibition, prepared in collaboration with the largest museum and private collections of Russia and Italy, includes paintings, drawings and engravings from the collections of the State Hermitage Museum, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Russian State Library, Palazzo Costa, etc.
Among other things, the exhibition presents “Landscape with Anglerfish” by Gaspard Duguet, leading his story from the collection of Sir Robert Walpole, Prime Minister of the English Kings George I and George II. Here you can also see Salvator Rosa’s paintings brought to Russia for the first time, including a composition on the plot of the life of St. Anthony of Padua about preaching to fish from a medieval collection of folk legends.
The canvases and graphic works of Rosa and Duguet presented in the exhibition complement the engravings made based on their works in the XVIII century and testify to the unflagging interest of collectors and artists in the work of masters of the Baroque era.
Following the opening of the exhibition, on December 1, 2015, an international scientific conference entitled “Western European Landscape of the XVII–XVIII centuries was held in the halls of the IN ARTIBUS Foundation. To the 400th anniversary of Salvator Rosa and Gaspard Duguet”, organized with the support of the State Institute of Art Studies. You can read more about the conference here.
Information about the conference can be found at this link.