Andrea

Belvedere

Artistic period 1651 to 1700

Nationality

Italian

Birth

1652 (Napoli)

Death

1732 (Napoli)

Biography

Andrea Belvedere (* 1652 in Naples as Abate Andrea; † 1732 ebenda) was an Italian painter.

Belvedere was an important representative of baroque still life painting in Naples in the tradition of Paolo Porpora and his pupil Giovanni Battista Ruoppolo. He became known for pieces of flowers and fruit. The painter Tommaso Realfonso was his pupil. From 1694 to 1700 he lived in Spain as court painter to King Charles II. On his behalf he participated with Luca Giordano in the painting of the Escorial. After his return to Italy he worked as a theatre director.