Luca Giordano

Luca Giordano

Birth
Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Death 12 Jan 1705 (aged 70)
Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Burial Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Plot To the left (North) of the main altar.
Memorial ID 125163480 · View Source
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Artist. Known as Luca Fa-Presto, or Speedy Luca, because of the rapidity with which he could execute a painting, he was born in Naples, and studied there under Ribera. In 1682 and 1683, he worked in Florence, including a huge fresco in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi; then, in 1692, he went to Spain at the invitation of King Charles II, and did not return until after Charles died, nearly ten years later. His most important work during his final years in Naples is the enormous painting, in the Church of Girolamini, of Christ Driving the Moneylenders from the Temple.

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine


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  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 15 Feb 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 125163480
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Luca Giordano (18 Oct 1634–12 Jan 1705), Find a Grave Memorial no. 125163480, citing Chiesa di Santa Brigida, Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .