The subject of still life with carpet has remarkable diffusion in northern Italy, from the mid-seventeenth century, after being launched in Flanders at the beginning of the century.
The work still life with carpet, of the painter Piacentino Antonio Gianlisi, takes up many styles of the Flemish subject, who find themselves in the tissues, whose production is typical of Flanders, but also in fruits, symbols of the great maritime power of the Compagnia delle Indie. At the same time this painting recalls the death nature of the Painter Bergamasco Evaristo Baschenis, in the way in which the pictorial composition of objects inserted in fifths consisted of damask curtains and richly decorated carpets is pag.
Gianlisi is inspired by these teachings for a personnel re-processing and a personal reworking of the subject, using a palette of more lighter colors, in which the details assume greater relief than the overview.
Another peculiarity of the artist is to make soft tissue drivers soft, very often decorated with golds and the fringe invoice, made according to the minimum details, as in the Flemish Dead Nature Coeve.
Location: room n. 2