Damaged painting seems more like a Nuzzi: Italian art professor

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/28
By: Chieh Yi Cheng and Lillian Lin

Rome, Aug. 27 (CNA) An Italian professor of medieval art has suggested that a controversial

Photo courtesy of TST Art of Discovery Co.

Photo courtesy of TST Art of Discovery Co.

painting on display in Taipei had a style more typical of Mario Nuzzi than his 17th century Italian counterpart Paolo Porpora.

When asked by CNA for her opinion on the painting of flowers in a vase, Stefania Macioce of Sapienza University of Rome said the work showed the influence of the Flemish painting style, representative of Nuzzi (1603-1673), rather than Porpora’s more Baroque touch.

The painting, identified at “The Face of Leonardo, Images of a Genius” exhibition as “Flowers” by Paolo Porpora (1617-1673), gained worldwide attention after a young boy tripped and accidently punched a hole in it on Sunday.

As the painting was being restored, questions about the painting’s origins were raised when a picture of it from a catalogue of Italian auction house Casa d’Aste Della Rocca showed it as the work of Nuzzi.     [FULL  STORY]

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