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The seventeenth century in Rimini

Cleopatra

 

Rimini’s seventeenth-century painting holds an important role in the Italian art, thanks to the activity of Guido Cagnacci and Giovan Francesco Nagli called Centino. These two painters were the best local painters during the Counter-reformation. Their art is interested in the rediscovery of feelings and reality, and in the formal research based both on the reconsideration of nature and on the dialectics of light.

The Museum exhibits some of the paintings belonging to Cagnacci’s first maturity (he spent a long time working in the Marches, Emilia, Veneto, and Austria), and several works by Centino. Two of these come from the destroyed oratory, so called “della Gomma”, that was completely covered with big paintings representing events from the Bible.