Johann Carl

Germany • 1632−1698

Biography and information

(Loth, 1632-98) — German historical painter, pupil of his father Johann Ulrich Lota, in the young years, moved to Italy and developed under the influence of M. A. da Caravaggio in Rome and P. Liberi in Venice. His works are in Munich, Kassel, Brunswick, Vienna, and other galleries. In Saint Petersburg you can make the concept of it on the two paintings "Eliezer and Rebekah" and "Return of the Prodigal Son in his father's house" in the Museum of Academy of Arts, and one, "Simon and the Pen", the State Hermitage Museum.

1632 Munich — 1698 Venice. German painter. Like Lissa, moved around a lot from place to place, formed as an artist in Germany. About 1650 he went to Italy, where he spent most part of my life; traveled extensively (visited Venice, Rome and other cities), having influenced the local artists. Received in Italy diminutive "Carlotto". As with Liss, in the paintings on religious and mythological subjects ("Good Samaritan", about 1676, Pommersfelden, collection, Sanborn; "Baby Moses down to the Nile"; "the prodigal son", both of Saint Petersburg, the State Hermitage Museum; "Jupiter and mercury visiting Philemon and Beskidy", until 1659, Vienna Museum of art history) depicted a large full-blooded figure, and brings elements of zerowaste in the spirit of the Flemish masters. The richness of the color palette, dynamic strokes in the tradition of the masters of Northern Italy, a soft but effective lighting, the freedom of imagination made a name Lot well-known among European collectors, his works meet the tastes of aristocratic customers.