Medium:Oil on Canvas
Height: 7.25 in;7.25 in;7.25 in;14.25 in
Width: 5.75 in;4 in;4 in;27 in
Note: Center panel;Left panel;Right panel;Overall dimensions
Born in rural Virginia, Vinciata (Joseph Wallace King) embraced painting early in his life. He began art classes in high school and soon after found employment designing theatre sets and decorating department store windows. His first visit to Florence proved decisive and the Italian inspiration profoundly affected his work. The artist experimented with styles ranging from expressionism to Neoclassicism. Throughout his career he moved fluidly between the various approaches. Celina of Tuscany exemplifies his Neoclassical work, which he distinguished from commissioned portraits and other genres through his pseudonymous signature Vinciata. As Vinciata, the artist drew inspiration from Italian Renaissance music, painting, and architecture.