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Luca Forte - Italian Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Luca Forte (1430 - 1516)

Luca Forte is credited as the first painter to produce still-lifes with landscapes as backgrounds. His career is almost entirely unknown, but a letter to a collector shows that he was successful during his time. Born in Naples. Little documentary evidence exists about him. He was a witness to the marriage of Aniello Falcone in 1639, and collaborated on a project with Falcone. He specialized in still-lifes, often rich in fruits, as opposed to flowers. Among other contemporary still-life painters active in Naples of his day were Paolo Porpora, Giovanni Battista Ruoppolo, and Pietro Paolo Bonzi.

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