RAVISH ME RED

THE SCENT OF PLEASURE - AUTUMN

BY CORRADO GIAQUINTO AROUND 1740, NATIONAL GALLERY WASHINGTON DC, 1M X 1.5M, FROM THE 4 SEASONS, PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY  @acquavellagalleries  (NICHOLAS ACQUAVELLA: SEE POST ON BAROQUE FRUIT)

BY CORRADO GIAQUINTO AROUND 1740, NATIONAL GALLERY WASHINGTON DC, 1M X 1.5M, FROM THE 4 SEASONS, PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY @acquavellagalleries (NICHOLAS ACQUAVELLA: SEE POST ON BAROQUE FRUIT)

THE DELICIOUS COLOURS OF CORRADO GIAQUINTO ARE SEDUCTIVE AND EROTIC: SO DESIRABLE TODAY. WHEN ACQUAVELLA HANDLED THESE PAINTINGS IN NY IN THE 1930S THEY WERE DEFINITELY OUT OF FASHION. BUT ACQUAVELLA LIKE GIAQUINTO WAS FROM NAPOLI THE CITY WHERE PLEASURE NEVER WENT OUT OF FASHION!

TWO OF THE SET OF FOUR, AUTUMN AND WINTER, HAVE BEEN DONATED TO THE NGA BY THE RIZIK FAMILY WHO OWN AND RUN THE PREMIER MULTI-BRAND LADIES' FASHION STORE IN DC. GOOD FOR THEM!

THE COLOURS IN GIAQUINTO'S ROCCOCO PICTURES CAN BE FOUND TODAY IN DUANE REEDE'S LIPSTICK SECTION @REVLON .

RAVISH ME RED, KISS ME CORAL, PEACH ME, CARNIVAL SPIRIT, BERRY RICH, WINE WITH EVERYTHING.....

DELICIOUS!