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Collection Online as of March 4, 2024

Figures on a Winding Road

Figures on a Winding Road

mid-1600s
Location: not on view

Description

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.
  • E. Desperet, Paris (Lugt 721, lower right, in black ink). [Paul Drey Gallery] (label on old photo)
  • Langdon, Helen. Salvator Rosa Paint and Performance. London: Reaktion Books, Limited, 2022. .
  • Baroque Imagery. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 6, 1984-January 6, 1985).
    Italian Drawings from the Permanent Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 16, 1986-March 1, 1987).
    Concept, Dogma and Feeling: Italian Drawings 1550-1650. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (August 27-October 20, 1991).
    The Novel and the Bizarre: Salvator Rosa's Scenes of Witchcraft. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 15-June 14, 2015).
    CMA, Concept, Dogma, and Feeling: Italian Drawings 1550-1650 (Aug. 27-Oct. 20, 1991).
    CMA, Italian Drawings from the Permanent Collection (Dec. 15, 1986-Mar. 1, 1987).
    CMA, Baroque Imagery (Nov. 6, 1984-Jan. 6, 1985), no. 42, illus.
    CMA, "Year in Review for 1975" (Feb. 3-Mar. 7, 1976), cma Bulletin 63 (1976), p. 69 no. 109, illus. p. 38 (along with 75.16).
    The Cleveland Museum of Art (2/15/2015 - 6/14/2015); "The Novel and the Bizarre: Salvator Rosa's Scenes of Witchcraft"
  • {{cite web|title=Figures on a Winding Road|url=false|author=Salvator Rosa|year=mid-1600s|access-date=04 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1975.17