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Vincenzo Camuccini's atmospheric canvas Death of Julius Caesar was painted in 1798 just two years after Napoleon's invasion shook the fragmented states that now constitute modern Italy. An imagined reproduction of the ubiquitous scene in which the assassins and conspirators surround and murder the Ancient Roman ruler Julius Caesar, Camuccini conjures the political tension that forced supporters of the senate to assassinate their leader in fear of his rising dictatorial powers. Killed during a meeting at the Theatre of Pompey, the aged Caesar beckons to his faithful friend turned murderer, Brutus, whose betrayal resonates throughout history.
Rendered in the Neoclassical style, Death of Julius Caesar is characteristic of the painter's flair for theatrical mise-en-scene and melodramatic staging. The first independent work of note from the young Camuccini elegantly visualizes the scene by drawing upon a wealth of sources unavailable to previous generations of painters. Due to the artist's use of location sketches and working from an original bust of the former Emperor, Death of Julius Caesar was considered a stirring evocation of the dramatic moment and a precursor to the commercial popularity of nineteenth-century history painting.
Camuccini came from a long line of art-industry professionals, and in his youth was greatly influenced by Caravaggio's technique of chiaroscuro. Yet after undertaking a lengthly period of study exploring the extant frescoes of Michelangelo's and Raphael in the Vatican, his style and tone shifted into that which can be seen in Death of Julius Caesar. Like many of the genre painters that would follow in his footsteps Camuccini studied archaeological artefacts that were proliferating and spreading amongst the learned circles of Europe. An artist intimately familiar with the techniques of the Italian High Renaissance, Camuccini's reproduction of the likeness of the Roman Emperor at a time of treachery and crisis eloquently translated the classical into his own present-day political trauma.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Death of Julius Caesar (100-44 BC), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Death of Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
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