Salvator Rosa – Screaming Skull

Salvator Rosa Naples 1615-Rome 1673   Screaming Skull 1640 – 1645 ca.   Oil on canvas, 24 x 19.3 cm     This small canvas portrays a skull in the act of screaming (or snearing), with its mouth open wide and tufts of grey hair attached to the head. Rendered with rapid strokes of thick…

Salvator Rosa – St Paul the Heremit

Salvator Rosa (Arenella, Naples 1615-Rome 1673) St. Paul the Hermit Oil on canvas, 199 x 188.5 cm Provenance: Germany, provate collection Bibliography: G. Porzio, “Centuries to Escape into Theban Desert”. A new St Paul the Hermit by Salvator Rosa, ex. cat. Tefaf New York Fall, Galleria Carlo Virgilio & C., Rome 2016.