1111Collezione Thys de Castellana: The Baroque Musician in Painting
Images: the paintings, drawing and etching collection.
No collection of baroque would be complete without an iconographical part. These works reflect the joy of music: making and celebrating it.
Also they are from the places where instruments and musicians flourished like the Lombardy of Campi and Bettera. A particular attention is devoted to the celebration and birth of music in the bacchanalia, a tradition of letting go through sounds that is the rapturous sense of music itself. Also alive in Steen's drawing and personality.
And obviously the vain sense that accompanies the descending of time: VANITAS. A portrait, a condition, a joke. The history of an edgy character: the baroque musician
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