Nicolas Régnier

1591 / 1667

So, from Caravaggio we will like to find in Régnier the theatrical light, the harshness of the touch that transforms the materials - feathers, taffeta, bure - into gestures of the brush, an androgyny that is no longer sickly, still lifes with a dominant red color; from Manfredi this way of rereading the master in close-up; above all, the construction of a discreetly marginal work, greedy for beauty in all directions. The Carracci, Guido Reni, soon Titian, Bassano, Veronese; so many quotations very happily scattered in a painting of synthesis solid and easy, polymorphic and enticing.

Artist's issues

Issue 80

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