VIANI, Domenico Maria
(b. 1668, Bologna, d. 1711, Bologna)

Jupiter Bids Ceres Farewell

c. 1701
Oil on canvas, 61 x 75 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

Around 1691, Viani spent a year in Venice that was to have a decisive impact on his art. Under the influence of Venetian painters, his Bolognese style evolved in the direction that is exemplified in the present painting. Viani's Bolognese influence through Annibale Carracci lives on in the classicism of the landscape and his emulation of the Venetian Tenebrist culture is reflected in his soft style of painting.