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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Behold the man
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Antonio Canova - Penitent Magdalene
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Peter Paul Rubens - Venus and Mars
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Filippo Lippi - Saints Sebastian, John the Baptist and Francis
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Paolo Caliari, detto il Veronese - Susanna and the Elders
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Alessandro Magnasco, detto Lissandrino - Entertainment in a garden of Albaro
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Luca Cambiaso - Self-portrait of the painter in the act of painting the portrait of his father
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Domenico Piola - Cain and Abel
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Luca Cambiaso - Madonna of the candle
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Valerio Castello - Madonna of the veil
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Jan Wildens - Landscape with tree-lined avenue
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Hans Memling - Sorrowful Christ in the act of blessing
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Jan Roos - Still life of fruit, vegetables and flowers
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Francesco de Zurbaran - Sant’Orsola
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Orazio De Ferrari - Christ and the adulteress
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Antonio Travi, detto il Sestri - Adoration of the shepherds
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Behold the man
Antonio Canova - Penitent Magdalene
Peter Paul Rubens - Venus and Mars
Filippo Lippi - Saints Sebastian, John the Baptist and Francis
Paolo Caliari, detto il Veronese - Susanna and the Elders
Alessandro Magnasco, detto Lissandrino - Entertainment in a garden of Albaro
Luca Cambiaso - Self-portrait of the painter in the act of painting the portrait of his father
Domenico Piola - Cain and Abel
Luca Cambiaso - Madonna of the candle
Valerio Castello - Madonna of the veil
Jan Wildens - Landscape with tree-lined avenue
Hans Memling - Sorrowful Christ in the act of blessing
Jan Roos - Still life of fruit, vegetables and flowers
Francesco de Zurbaran - Sant’Orsola
Orazio De Ferrari - Christ and the adulteress
Antonio Travi, detto il Sestri - Adoration of the shepherds

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Description

Trained in Antwerp, he is documented in the workshop of Jan de Wael, father of the painters Lucas and Cornelis, and, subsequently, in that of Frans Snyders where he specializes in the representation of still lifes. Arriving in Italy in 1614, he first went to Rome and, in 1616, to Genoa, where he settled permanently until his death, opening a very active and very successful shop. Although his production includes both biblical, allegorical and mythological subjects and vigorous portraits in which the Vandychian suggestion is evident, the notoriety in the local artistic culture is linked to his specialization in performing still lifes, as already reported by the sources a he coeval: “[…] he showed himself exceedingly excellent in competing with nature in the expression of fruits, flowers & animals” (Soprani 1674). In this work, in fact, the absolute protagonist of the composition is a real "triumph" of flowers and fruits - grapes, oranges, chestnuts, figs, pomegranates, poppy bulbs, watermelon, pumpkins and almonds - portrayed inside a setting characterized by the presence, in the background, of a column base and a red cloth. The naturalness of the subject and the pictorial virtuosity with which Roos tactfully returns the different elements of the composition are a consequence of the practice of studying and processing the subjects in repertoires (carnets, models, sketches) that make these still life passages recognizable in other paintings. , both by the same painter, as in the case of the Vendemmia di Sileno in Palazzo Bianco, and by other artists, first of all Van Dyck, with whom he collaborated during the years of his stay in Genoa.

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