This paper presents a new painting by Pietro Vecchia (1602 c.-1678), probably dating to the sixth decade of the Seventeenth century and representative of his most classical style, formerly deposited in the Museum of Arad (Romania) with an attribution to Carlo Caliari. The work displays an interesting iconography, Saturn who kidnaps Cupid from Venus: a depiction of the purest Baroque spirit, aimed to represent that Time ta- kes away Love. We do not know the original location of the canvas, or who commissioned it, but it is of great interest that we can recognize it – albeit with some variations – within a painting by Oreste Da Molin recently rediscovered, dated 1880, depicting an antique shop. Among the paintings on display in this shop there is also a David and Goliath, which can be recognized with another work – by an anonymous author – presented here with a discussion of its possible paternity.

Incontri inaspettati: Pietro Vecchia nella "Bottega dell'antiquario" di Oreste Da Molin

Alessio Pasian
2013

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This paper presents a new painting by Pietro Vecchia (1602 c.-1678), probably dating to the sixth decade of the Seventeenth century and representative of his most classical style, formerly deposited in the Museum of Arad (Romania) with an attribution to Carlo Caliari. The work displays an interesting iconography, Saturn who kidnaps Cupid from Venus: a depiction of the purest Baroque spirit, aimed to represent that Time ta- kes away Love. We do not know the original location of the canvas, or who commissioned it, but it is of great interest that we can recognize it – albeit with some variations – within a painting by Oreste Da Molin recently rediscovered, dated 1880, depicting an antique shop. Among the paintings on display in this shop there is also a David and Goliath, which can be recognized with another work – by an anonymous author – presented here with a discussion of its possible paternity.
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