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Dance of the nymphs
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Donato CRETI
Dance of the nymphs
[Ballo di ninfe]
Oil on canvas
140 x 114 cm  [HxW]
Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Venezia, Roma

Born Cremona 1671, Died Bologna 1749. His individual and poetic art represents the last significant expression of the classical-idealist strain in Bolognese painting. His activity was almost wholly confined to Bologna, where he painted decorative frescoes, altarpieces and easel pictures for private collectors. Two characteristics dominated, perfect handling of paint and a poetic mood.

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