Figures on a Winding Road

(Italian, 1615–1673)
Support: Beige(1) laid paper
Sheet: 18.4 x 12.5 cm (7 1/4 x 4 15/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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The vitality of Rosa’s landscapes is indebted to his practice of constantly drawing the world around him, incorporating fresh observations of nature into his wild and awe-inspiring mature landscapes. Rosa’s drawings from the 1650s showcase his interest in capturing the mysterious and savage qualities of nature. Through sinewy paths or anthropomorphic cliffs, the environment overwhelms the small figures, evoking the power and magical qualities of nature.
Figures on a Winding Road

Figures on a Winding Road


Salvator Rosa

(Italian, 1615–1673)
Italy, 17th century

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