Carlo Cesare Malvasia (–) was an Italian scholar and art historian from Bologna, best known for his biographies of Baroque artists titled Felsina pittrice. Count Carlo Cesare Malvasia’s Felsina pittrice, or Lives of the Bolognese. Painters, first published in two volumes in Bologna in , is one of the. Directed by Elizabeth Cropper, dean of CASVA, this project will result in a full critical edition and annotated translation of Carlo Cesare Malvasia’s Felsina pittrice.
Records indicate he spent some time as a volunteer cavalier during the First War of Castro at the urging of his cousin Cornelio Malvasia ; leader of the Papal Army cavalry.
Carlo Cesare Malvasia
Born to an aristocratic family, he is felssina known as Count Carlo Malvasia. Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, This page was last edited on 14 Octoberat In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Carlo Cesare Malvasia. Felsina pittrice has been criticized for its inaccuracies and unfavorably compared to Le vite de’ pittori, scultori et architetti moderni by Malvasia’s contemporary, Giovanni Pietro Bellorion the grounds of that Malvasia’s text is a mere compilation of felsiba embellished with poetic language, lacking in critical assessments and governed by no theoretical framework other than a provincial attachment to his native city.
He also was an amateur poet and participated in local literary circles. Recent scholarship has taken Malvasia more seriously as an art historian and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts is preparing the first scholarly, critical edition sinceaccompanied by the first English translation, of the complete text of the Felsina pittrice two of the planned sixteen volumes of which have been published.
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Retrieved from ” https: Carlo Cesare Malvasia — was an Italian scholar and art historian from Bolognabest known for his biographies of Baroque artists titled Felsina pittricemzlvasia in He obtained a theology degree inand was appointed a canon in Bologna Cathedral fesina Malvasia also published Le pitture di Bolognaa companion gallery guide of works by the artists discussed in the Felsina pittriceand Marmorea felsinea guide to Bolognese antiquities He received cursory training in painting under Giacinto Campana and Giacomo Cavedone.
Malvasia was also a collector and acted as an agent for Louis XIV in acquisition of Bolognese artworks for the royal collections. Malvasia is the Bolognese equivalent of Giorgio Vasariand saw his native city surpassing Florence in the artistic supremacy of his time.
Catalog Record: Felsina pittrice : vite de pittori bolognesi | Hathi Trust Digital Library
Thereafter he graduated as a lawyer, and lectured on the subject at the university in Bologna.