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Testa, Pietro 1611-1650

Overview
Works: 109 works in 143 publications in 5 languages and 1,140 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  History  Art  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Inventor, Illustrator, Other, Engraver
Classifications: N6923.T47, 760.0924
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The ideal of painting : Pietro Testa's Düsseldorf notebook by Elizabeth Cropper( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'opera incisa di Pietro Testa by Pietro Testa( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pietro Testa, 1612-1650 : prints and drawings by Elizabeth Cropper( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works of Pietro Testa, an Italian High Baroque artist in Rome
Pietro Testa nei rami della Calcografia : mostra di rami e stampe, Calcografia nazionale, Roma, 5 febbraio-6 marzo 1977 : catalogo by Pietro Testa( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pietro Testa e la nemica fortuna : un artista filosofo (1612-1650) tra Lucca e Roma by Pietro Testa( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una monografia monumentale che raccoglie un rilevantissimo apparato iconografico a colori con oltre 300 immagini per illustrare e documentare, grazie a saggi di notevole rilevanza ed interesse scientifico, la figura, l'opera e l'attività di Pietro Testa, detto il Lucchesino (Lucca 1612-Roma 1650), disegnatore, incisore, pittore e teorico della pittura, fra le personalità di artisti grafici più interessanti del Seicento italiano. Il Testa ricevette i primi rudimenti del disegno a Lucca, ma decise di andare a Roma dove fu allievo prima del Domenichino e poi di Pietro da Cortona; si legò a Cassiano dal Pozzo, collezionista e studioso linceo che si muoveva nell'entourage di Papa Urbano VIII Barberini, al marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani, specializzandosi nel disegno dall'antico e acquistando una conoscenza straordinaria dei reperti archeologici presenti a Roma. Conobbe presto Poussin, al quale rimase legato d'amicizia per tutta la vita e che fu tra i suoi principali modelli di riferimento artistico. Nel corso degli anni Testa si dedica con una perizia via via più consumata all'incisione all'acquaforte, attività che gli dà da vivere e che gli procura successo e fama, anche a livello internazionale (soprattutto in Francia). Esse sono precedute da centinaia di studi preparatori, a matita, sanguigna, penna e acquerello, oggi conservati nelle maggiori collezioni pubbliche del mondo (Uffizi, Louvre, Haarlem, Teylers Museum, British Museum, Metropolitan Museum). Pietro Testa a Lucca realizzò opere significative nelle chiese e nei palazzi, come la pala di S. Domenico di Soriano, in San Romano e Il miracolo di san Teodoro, in San Paolino. Forse la sua commissione più significativa nella città natale fu l'affresco della Libertà di Lucca nel palazzo degli Anziani. Pietro Testa è stato negli ultimi decenni oggetto di una crescente rivalutazione critica a livello internazionale; le ricerche in corso per la realizzazione di questa monografia hanno permesso di rintracciare numerosi dipinti inediti, messi in correlazione con disegni inediti, con le incisioni e con le relative matrici incise su rame, molte delle quali conservate presso l'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica di Roma. I risultati di queste ricerche permetteranno di definire per la prima volta nella sua globalità la figura complessa di questo artista, colto e interessato alle teorie artistiche, dalla tormentata psicologia, sempre in dissidio con l'establishement ufficiale e convinto di essere sottovalutato dai suoi contemporanei: un insieme di fattori che lo condussero al suicidio, nel Tevere, nel 1650, a soli 38 anni. A monumental volume that includes an outstanding collection of color images, with 300 images represented and documented in scholarly essays: the works of Pietro Testa, called il Lucchesino (born in Lucca in 1612; died in Rome in 1650). Testa was a draftsman, printmaker, writer, painter, art theorist, and one of the most interesting graphic artists of Italy in the 1600s. Testa learned the first elements of drawing at Lucca, but decided to go to Rome, where he became a pupil first of Domenichino and then of Pietro da Cortona; the marquis Vincenzo Giustiniani was his patron, along with Cassiano dal Pozzo, a man who was a collector and scholar at the Accademia dei Lincei and a member of the circle of Pope Urban VIII "Barberini." Testa specialized in depictions of the ancient world and gained an extraordinary knowledge of the archaeological findings at Rome of his time. He soon met Poussin, with whom he maintained a friendship throughout his entire life, and who became one of his main artistic influences. Over time, Testa dedicated himself gradually more and more to etching and engraving, by which he made his living, and which brought him success and fame, even internationally (especially in France). His etchings are preceded by hundreds of preparatory studies, in pencil, red chalk, pen, and watercolor, which today are found in the major museum collections of the world (the Uffizi, Louvre, Haarlem, Teylers Museum, British Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum). Pietro Testa created significant works for the churches and palaces of Lucca, such as the altarpiece of St. Domenico of Soriano in the Church of San Romano, and the Miracle of St. Theodore in San Paolino. Perhaps his most significant commission in the city of his birth was the fresco of the Liberty of Lucca in the palace of the Anziani. In recent years, Pietro Testa has been the subject of a critical revaluation by scholars on an international level; the research conducted for the creation of this volume allowed scholars to track down several new paintings, associated with previously unpublished drawings, etchings, and engraved copper plates, many of which are held by the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica at Rome. The results of this research permit the complex figure of this artist to be defined fully for the first time: his learning and interest in artistic theory, his tormented mind, always in conflict with the official establishment and convinced that he was undervalued by his peers -- factors which led to his suicide in the Tiber in 1650, when he was only 38
Testa delineavit : Calcografia Nazionale ; Pietro Testa nei rami della calcografia ; mostra di rami e stampe ; Calcografia Nazionale, 5 Febbraio - 6 Marzo 1977 by Pietro Testa( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breve nota di quel che si vede in Casa del Principe di Sansevero D. Raimondo di Sangro nella città di Napoli by Augusto Crocco( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pietro Testa : artist file :( Visual )

1 edition published in 1880 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The archangel Michael by François Collignon( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Allegorical scene, Fortune saving a young man from Envy by François Collignon( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Older man, sitting at a table, being served by two young men, Midas by François Collignon( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Galleria givstiniana del marchese Vincenzo Givstiniani( Visual )

in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Saint Francis surrounded by angels in a landscape by François Collignon( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A woman seated holding a jug, with a man holding a mirror; the globe to left. Etching after P. Testa by Pietro Testa( Visual )

in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist by François Collignon( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Standing Man and a Sketch of the Head and Shoulders of Another Man behind Him by Pietro Testa( Visual )

and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vase with dancing figures (verso: Study of vegetation over a sketch of a window or frame) by Pietro Testa( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Saint Francis of Assisi (?) dying, surrounded by angels. Etching after P. Testa, ca. 1650 by Pietro Testa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1650 in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Men engaged in discussion within a classical interior, with musicians and jesters in the background. Etching by P. Testa, 1648 by Pietro Testa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1648 in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The subject is the Symposium described in Plato's dialogue of that name
 
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Alternative Names
Il Lucchesino

Il Lucchesino 1611?-1650

Il Lucchesino 1612-1650

{Il Lucchesino Il 1611-1650

Il ucchesino

Lucchesino 1612-1650

Lucchesino, Il‏

Lucchesino Il 1611?-1650

Lucentinus, Petrus T.

Lucentinus, Petrus T. 1611-1650

Pedro Teste

Pedro Testta

Pietro Testa

Pietro Testa‏ 1611?-1650

Pietro Testa Italiaans kunstschilder

Pietro Testa Italian painter

Pietro Testa Italian painter and engraver

Pietro Testa italienischer Maler, Zeichner, Radierer und Schriftsteller

Pietro Testa Peintre et graveur italien

Pietro Testa Pittore italiano del XVII secolo

Testa Lucentinus, Petrus‏

Testa Lucentinus, Petrus 1611-1650

Testa, P. 1611-1650

Testa, P. (Pietro), 1611-1650

Testa, Pietro

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English (33)

Italian (21)

Latin (3)

German (2)

Dutch (1)