Alexandra Hoare contributes historical notes to Malvasia volume
21 January 2014
Dr Hoare has contributed historical notes to the thirteenth volume of Carlo Cesare Malvasia’s Felsina Pittrice: The Lives of the Bolognese Painters.
Dr Hoare has contributed historical notes to the thirteenth volume of Carlo Cesare Malvasia’s Felsina Pittrice: The Lives of the Bolognese Painters. Lives of Domenichino and Francesco Gessi (November, 2013). This is the second volume to be published in the series, a critical edition and English translation of Malvasia’s biographies. Volume 13 offers access to the life and work of two great masters of seventeenth-century Bologna: Domenichino, whose life plays a seminal role in Malvasia’s definition of the ‘fourth age’ of painting, and the lesser-known Francesco Gessi, whose identity as an artist is given new life in both the historical notes and new photographs. The project, edited by Elizabeth Cropper and Lorenzo Pericolo, is an ongoing research initiative of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, and is published by CASVA and Harvey Miller Publishers.