Studies for the Death of Empedocles  1666

by Salvator Rosa

Drawing. Pen, brown ink. 127x183 mm [br] Salvator Rosa’s style of drawing in the late 1660s was dynamic and spontaneous, as is evident in Studies for the Death of Empedocles. [b]Motifs from the literature[/b] Rosa belonged to the Neapolitan school and was active in his home town of Naples as well as in Rome and Florence. He often looked to literature for inspiration ...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark