Andrea Landini is immediately recognized for his vibrant works which are both mirthful and full of character. A leading artist of ecclesiastical genre scenes, he lavished his canvases with an impeccable technique, creating works of exquisite color and composition. His patrons during the late 19th century were drawn to his magnificent cardinals, for the irreverent subject matter was in line with the prevailing mood of disapproval in response to the extreme excesses of the clergy. The appeal of Landini’s magnificent works has remained strong for over a century.
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