Bernardo de' Dominici

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Bernardo de' Dominici (1683–1759) was an Italian art historian and painter of the late-Baroque period, active mainly in Naples, painting landscapes, marine vedute, and genre scenes such as characteristic of Bamboccianti. He was the pupil of the painter Mattia Preti, reportedly under the German painter of forested landscapes, Franz Joachim Beich.

Art History of Naples[edit]

In 1727, Dominici published a biography of Luca Giordano .[1] Dominici, however, is best remembered as the Neapolitan Vasari, after publishing in 1742 an ample, yet flawed, three volume collection of brief biographies of Neapolitan artists: Vite dei Pittori, Scultori, ed Architetti Napolitani.[2] It recounts the careers of artists from the "School of Naples, among these:

Volume I[edit]

Volume II[edit]

Volume III[edit]

Volume IV[edit]

  1. Fra Mattia Preti
  2. Pietro Ceraso, Agostino Ferraro, Aniello Perrone, Michele Perrone, and Domenico di Nardo
  3. Francesco Picchiatti called Picchetti; Gennaro Sacco and Arcangelo Guglielmelli
  4. Luca Giordano
  5. Giacomo Farelli
  6. Lorenzo Vaccaro, Lodovico Vaccaro and their disciples
  7. Giacomo del Po, Teresa del Po
  8. Paolo de Matteis and his disciples
  9. Gennaro Greco; Gaetano Martoriello; Michele Pagano; Giovanni Marziale; Giuseppe Tassone; Gaetano and Domenico Brandi; Carlo Moscatiello; Onofrio Naso; Pietro Capelli; and Niccolo Bonito
  10. Andre Belvedere
  11. Francesco Solimena, called Ciccio Solimena

References[edit]

  1. ^ *De Dominici, Bernardo (1729). Francesco Ricciardo, ed. Vita del Cavaliere D. Luca Giordano, pittore napoletano. Francesco Ricciardo, Naples; Digitized by Googlebooks from Oxford University copy on February 5, 2007. 
  2. ^ *De Dominici, Bernardo (1742). Vite dei Pittori, Scultori, ed Architetti Napolitani (2 volumes). Stamperia del Ricciardi, Naples; Digitized by Googlebooks from Oxford University copy on February 1, 2007. 

External links[edit]

  • Jusepe de Ribera, 1591-1652, a full text exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which includes material on Bernardo de' Dominici (see index)