Still Life with Vase of Flowers
Mario Nuzzi called Mario dei Fiori
( Penne, 1603 - Rome, 1673 )
Oil on canvas 65.5x49 cm
Private Collection, England.
The floral displays of Mario dei Fiori characteristically emerge from a shady background, and this pair of pictures also demonstrates the artist’s customary eye for detail combined with chromatic splendor. The sumptuous arrangements in these two vases poetically capture the effects of light and offer a rich range of colors, further emphasizing the exuberance of still life painting in the Baroque age.