Luca Giordano Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions

10-18-1634 Naples, ITA – 1-12-1705 Naples, ITA

Giordano, Luca

Following a period studying in Rome, Parma, and Venice, Luca Giordano developed an elaborate Baroque style fusing Venetian and Roman Influences. He got the nickname Luca fa presto, which translates into "Luca paints quickly." His speed, in composition as well as workmanship, and his versatility enabled him to deceptively copy other painters, earning him two more nicknames, "The Thunderbolt" and "The Proteus".

In 1682–83 Luca Giordano painted various fresco series in Florence, including one in the dome of Corsini Chapel of the Chiesa del Carmine.

In 1692 Luca Giordano went to Spain at the invitation of Charles II and stayed there for ten years, painting at the Buen Retiro Palace, El Escorial, and the Sacristy of Toledo Cathedral, following Charles' death he returned to Naples.

After his return to Naples early in 1702, Luca Giordano kept on painting. His pallet became a lighter, less rhetorical style, these late works, prefiguring Rococo art, proved influential throughout the eighteenth century, and was admired by Fragonard.

Giordano had an astonishing facility, which often leads to an impression of the triviality of his works. He left many works in Rome, and far more in Naples. Of the latter, his Christ Expelling the Traders from the Temple, in the Church of the Padri Girolamini, is an epic work.

His best student in painting was Paolo de Matteis. However, his influence, like his travels and career, were broad and prolific, and in Venice influenced, Giovan Battista Langetti, Giovanni Coli, and Filippo Gherardi.

Art Movement: Baroque.
Artists Influencing Giordano: Jusepe de Ribera.
He Traveled To Spain.
Painters Luca Giordano Influenced: Paolo de Matteis, Giovan Langetti, Giovanni Coli, Filippo Gherardi.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.

Luca Giordano Hand-Painted Oil Painting Reproductions.

Luca Giordano Museum Art Replicas on Canvas.

The World's Artists Most Popular Products and Services

You can do a deep search for an oil painting by specific artists, colors, or subject matter . You can also check the art movements page to find the painter linked to a particular art movement. If you do not see your favorite artist or an oil painting, request it in our made-to-order, custom-made oil painting section or contact us . You can choose an oil painting reproduction to see it in your home or office surroundings and find out how to do it in our wall art mock-up photo . We also provide additional resources about art canvas sizes and oil painting care .

In our studio and on our artists pages, you will learn about the painting process and how we paint the oil painting reproductions. The same procedures pictured are used for painting: pet portraits , portrait oil paintings from your photographs , and oil paintings of your home . We uncovered some of the exact locations where famous oil paintings were painted. See the side-by-side comparisons in Then and Now, plus Tilt-Shift painting photos . On top of that, some of the famous painters' oil paintings were made into interesting tilt-shift photos.