|A Dead Soldier, 17th century, attributed to Aniello Falcone.|
|Aniello Falcone Self-portrait, ca. 1620|
|Battle of the Turks and the Christians, typical of the work of Aniello Falcone.|
|Rest on the Flight to Egypt, 1641,|
|The Crucifixion of Polycrates, |
Why is all this so important? Why does anyone care? Look at the painting again. Look familiar? Where have you see something like it before? Ahh...Manet...Edouard Manet, The Dead Toreador! Manet's 1864 painting not only bears a strong resemblance compositionally, and as to color, we might even go so far as to say Manet copied (or, at least, was strongly influenced by) Aniello Falcone...or whoever.
|The Dead Toreador, 1864, Edouard Manet. |
(Compare this image to the one at the top.)