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Marco and Sebastiano Ricci
(1676 - 1730)
Sebastiano’s nephew and regular collaborator, Marco, is an important figure in the development of landscape painting. Generally within the classical tradition of Carracci and Domenichino, he built upon the more moody and textured interpretations of it in the second half of the 17th century, while bringing to bear the luminosity of his native tradition. The result was a new style of pure landscape painting, paralleling and complementing the school’s celebrated view paintings. Marco worked in the major centers of North Italy as well as Venice, twice visited London, and affected the course of the genre across Europe. His work is especially important as a source of the picturesque