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The still lifes room

Nicola Levoli - natura morta

This room exhibits both the complex baroque paintings executed by Iacopo del Castello’s (namely Jacob van de Kerkoven, from Holland), and the simple small paintings executed by Nicola Levoli from Rimini, and Austin friar active at the end of the 18th century for the town’s middle-class. They represent two different visions of nature. In fact, Jacopo considered it as a mere pretext for virtuous and sumptuous compositions, whereas Levoli used it as the field for a slow investigation of the everyday reality. This investigation becomes more attentive and capillary with following painters, such as Rivalta from Faenza, of whom the Museum has recently acquired three important works.

Other still lifes are on display in this room, thus proving the success this “genre” enjoyed from the 17th to the beginning of the 19th century.