The Procaccini and the business of painting in early modern Milan

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Abstract

The book investigates the artistic trajectory of the three Procaccini brothers: Camillo (1561- 1629), Carlo Antonio (1571-1631) and Giulio Cesare (1574-1625) the most important family of painters working in Northern Italy at the start of the seventeenth century. The Procaccini’s work is here analysed by interconnecting their individual stories and understanding their success as the combination of mutual artistic choices, high level of specialisation and precise business organisation. In doing so, the book updates the modern scholarly literature, which has focused on the Procaccini’s individual careers, underestimating both their connections as family members and the importance of their bottega as the key locus of artistic growth and stylistic innovation. The book will be of interest to scholars studying art history, early modern studies, the art market, Italian studies, and Italian history.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages174
ISBN (Electronic)9780367275396
ISBN (Print)9780367275389
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameVisual Culture in Early Modernity
PublisherRoutledge

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