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Carlo Ceresa (1609 - 1679)

Lot 6: Carlo Ceresa (San Giovanni Bianco 1609 - Bergamo 1679) cerchia di

Lucas Aste

February 21, 2023
Milano, Italy

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Carlo Ceresa (San Giovanni Bianco 1609 - Bergamo 1679) cerchia di
Ritratto di due nobildonne
Olio su tela
132 x 96 cm

Data la sua abilità artistica, verso la fine degli anni '20 del Seicento Carlo Ceresa entrò nella bottega di Daniele Crespi: l'apprendistato durò ben poco, visto che nel 1630 il suo maestro morì a causa della peste e così Ceresa tornò in terra natia, dove fu impegnato ad eseguire ritratti per la nobiltà locale, per quella cittadina e commissioni ecclesiastiche. La sua pittura si prodigò tra il naturalismo lombardo e istanze coloristiche venete, raggiungendo facilmente la sensibilità del suo pubblico con un buon livello di accomodante colorismo. Nei ritratti espose ambientazioni con scarni arredi e/o tendaggi, con figure che emergono da piatti fondali con espressioni severe e pose composte, talvolta animate dalla posizione delle mani. In diversi casi gli effigiati portano al petto un oggetto, o mostrano un particolare del loro abbigliamento. Per approfondire, si vedano Gentildonna di casa Suardi dell'Accademia di Carrara, ritratto di Giovane gentildonna che mostra una perla delle Civiche Raccolte del Castello Sforzesco, e infine il Ritratto di Chiara Ceni Benvenuti dell'Accademia di Carrara.

Carlo Ceresa (San Giovanni Bianco 1609 - Bergamo 1679) circle of
Portrait of two noblewomen
Oil on canvas
132 x 96 cm

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