Study for the Decoration of a Vault

Brush with gray wash and gouache, highlighted with white and traces of light yellow, partly over traces of black chalk, on blue-green prepared paper, now faded | 25.3 x 40.7cm | 1754-1815

Carlo Alberto Baratta

Baratta’s work represents a last flowering of the exuberant Genoese Baroque style toward the end of the eighteenth century. His steeply foreshortened figures grouped airily within framing architectural elements follow an earlier tradition of illusion...
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