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Title: Incontri inaspettati: Pietro Vecchia nella Bottega dell’antiquario di Oreste Da Molin
Authors: Pasian, Alessio
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Alessio Pasian, "Incontri inaspettati: Pietro Vecchia nella Bottega dell’antiquario di Oreste Da Molin" in: "AFAT 32", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2013, pp. 47-52
Series/Report no.: AFAT
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 takes
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.
ISSN: 1827-269X
eISSN: 2499-6750
Appears in Collections:AFAT 32

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