In his youth, Francesco Furini painted an extraordinary alle- gory of the three arts – Painting, Music and Poetry – now in the Musée Historique de Lausanne, having been formerly owned by Pierre de Coubertin. The picture’s rich iconography makes spe- cific reference to the poet Andrea Salvadori and the composer Claudio Monteverdi, in a complex network of cultural allusions evoking musical creativity in early seventeenth-century Florence. The article studies this nexus to arrive at an overall reading of the work’s meaning in the context of figures such as Galileo, Giulio Rospigliosi and Caravaggio.

"Penna, pennello, e canto": Francesco Furini e le arti del melodramma

R. Maffeis
2019

Abstract

In his youth, Francesco Furini painted an extraordinary alle- gory of the three arts – Painting, Music and Poetry – now in the Musée Historique de Lausanne, having been formerly owned by Pierre de Coubertin. The picture’s rich iconography makes spe- cific reference to the poet Andrea Salvadori and the composer Claudio Monteverdi, in a complex network of cultural allusions evoking musical creativity in early seventeenth-century Florence. The article studies this nexus to arrive at an overall reading of the work’s meaning in the context of figures such as Galileo, Giulio Rospigliosi and Caravaggio.
Francesco Furini, baroque, painting, music, poetry, allegory, arts, Galileo, Caravaggio, Claudio Monteverdi, Andrea Salvadori
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