(b. 1634, Napoli, d. 1705, Napoli)

Adoration of the Magi

Oil on canvas
Private collection

This painting by Luca Giordano is likely to date to 1687–89, when the artist was working in Naples before departing for Spain in 1692. Giordano's skill in depicting a scene that incorporates such a rich panoply of figures resides in his ability to unify different elements within the composition's broad panorama while retaining many visually arresting components and lively brushwork.