"Geometry is the right foundation of all painting " - Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528

The Poet Virgil

The Poet Virgil. One of a series of paintings done by the Italian (Calabrian) painter, Mattia Preti (1630 -90). He, like numerous painters from the region, was much influenced by Caravaggio's use of light and shade. This painting is a good example of the technique

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