The Procaccini and the Business of Painting in Early Modern Milan
Author: Dr Angelo Lo Conte, Assistant Professor of the Academy of Visual Arts
作者：視覺藝術院助理教授Angelo Lo Conte博士
The book investigates the lives and careers of the Procaccini brothers: Camillo (1561–1629), Carlo Antonio (1571–1631) and Giulio Cesare (1574–1625), the most important family of painters working in northern Italy at the start of the seventeenth century. The Procaccinis' work is here analysed by interconnecting their individual stories and understanding their success as the combination of mutual artistic choices, a high level of specialisation and precise business organisation. The book looks at this family of painters as entrepreneurs, emphasising their conscious response to the requests of public and private patrons, as well as their ability to balance instances of originality and imitation in an era characterised by a wide range of artistic opportunities, including religious commissions, national and international patronage and multifaceted markets.