Storia dell’arte 151-152, Gennaio-Dicembre 2019
Nuova luce su Giovanni Antonio e Luigi Scaramuccia, pittori perugini
The discovery of new important documents and the study of sources allow to reinterpret in a new light the intricate artistic history of Luigi Scaramuccia (1616-1680), a Perugian painter active between Rome, Bologna and Milan along the seventeenth century. In fact, the finding of the certificate of the baptism, dated 1621, allows to rehabilitate the words of Lione Pascoli about the presence of the young Scaramuccia in Guido Reni’s Bolognese workshop, an hypothesis rejected by critics in the past. In addition, this article investigates the presence of the painter in Rome in 1630, where he is documented with his old father among the parishioners of the church of Sant’Andrea delle Fratte. Furthermore, thanks to a document found in a Perugian archive, it is possible to date the birth of Giovanni Antonio Scaramuccia (1579-1633) back to 1579, postponing it by ten years.