TRAVI, Antonio
(b. 1608, Sestri Ponente, d. 1665, Sestri Ponente)

Sea View with Fishermen and Tumbledown Tower

Oil on canvas, 125 x 177 cm
Private collection

Antonio Travi succeeded in distinctively linking local tradition and Northern culture, especially that of Goffredo Wals, whose presence in Genoa is documented from November 1623, and whose cold, precise light he emulated. The small scenes animating his landscapes follow the path laid by the narrative, naturalist paintings by Filippo Napoletano, and Travi also drew inspiration from the picturesque landscapes of Agostino Tassi, a Roman artist active in Genoa in about 1605-06 while exiled in Livorno between 1600 and 1610.

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