Flowers in a Grotesque Vase

Orsola Maddalena Caccia Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 617

Caccia ran a painting studio that supported a convent at Moncalvo founded by her father, the painter Guglielmo Caccia (1568–1625). The strongly individuated elements evenly distributed across a monochrome background result in a captivating effect of surface pattern. These features were well suited to religious meditation and were probably derived from her study of Northern European botanical prints.

Flowers in a Grotesque Vase, Orsola Maddalena Caccia (Italian, Moncalvo 1596–1676 Moncalvo), Oil on canvas

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