RICCI, Sebastiano
(b. 1659, Belluno, d. 1734, Venezia)

The Punishment of Cupid

Oil on canvas
Palazzo Marucelli-Fenzi, Florence

This is a splendid example of the work Ricci produced during his Florentine period. It incorporated references to Luca Giordano but brought to them a completely new richness and innovation.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 4 minutes):
Francesco Gasparini: The Meddlesome Cupid, aria