Tonight at the University of Queensland University
History of Emotions Lecture 2014
A Privileged Profession: Artists and Melancholia
Laurinda S. Dixon
Professor of Art History : Syracuse University, New York
Promotions for this lecture have featured a 1674 Double self-portrait by Carlo Dolci :
We were not aware of Carlo Dolci, but this Double self-portrait brought to mind the 1640 Salvatore Rosa self-portrait with text (Aut tace, Aut Loquere meliora silentio/ Do not speak unless your words are better than silence) in the National Gallery, London. A severe, favorite work.
A 1647 self-portrait by Rosa shows him (as Dolci will later picture himself, above) with pen in hand and another timely inscription :
After further research, we now believe this may be a later version of the 1647 painting. Possibly by Rosa or by one of his assistants. It may be better attributed as 'from the studio of Salvatore Rosa' or 'School of Salvatore Rosa'.
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