Polycrates and the Fisherman  1664

by Salvator Rosa

Salvator Rosa developed a kind of dramatic landscape in which nature is presented as wild, dangerous, and filled with striking effects of light, broken trees, jagged cliffs, and dark grottoes. A native of Naples, Rosa settled in Rome in 1649, producing dramatic works that are regarded as counter-parts to the calm, classical landscapes of Claude Lorrain and Nicolas Poussin....
28 1/2 × 38 13/16 in. (73 × 98.6 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago