Antonio Maria Marini (Venice 1668 – 1725), Battle/Clash of the cavalry

Artist: ANTONIO MARIA MARINI (Venice 1668 – 1725)
Title: Battle/Clash of the cavalry
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: cm 180 x 230
Period: 1700-1710

“The “Clash of the cavalry” depicted in this large canvas is the work of the Venetian painter Antonio Maria Marini. The scene features soldiers in fierce combat extending from the foreground, across the landscape, to the end of the horizon. The entire painting transmits a sense of urgency, through the impetuous dynamism of the fighters and the multitude of chromatic alterations in its background, giving a virtuosic outline to the painting, with effective abbreviations.

The talented artist of this masterpiece painting required a well-deserved…

Click HERE for a full description in the Catalogue of Italian painting from the 17th to 18th century 2015, pg. 40-41

This painting appeared in the antiques market in 1986, being accurately attributed to Marini. It was promptly included in the monographs that were dedicated to the painter, by Laura Muti and Daniele De Sarno Prignano (1991) and by Maria Silvia Proni (1992).