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The romantic landscapes and history paintings of Italian Baroque painter Salvator Rosa are among his most famous works. Many of his paintings portray dark, untamed nature that he found beautiful and enchanted. These works were very popular throughout the 17th century and into the early 19th century and were highly influential. However, this artist's work is hardly known to the public. 

Rosa was born in 1615 and had to leave home as a young child to support his family. He was a critical person throughout his life, pointing out the hypocrisy of the aristocratic and patron class. During his youth, Rosa became friends with Claude Lorrain and Pietro Testa. In Rome, he also wrote a masque about the life of a Roman carnival. In these pieces, he acted as a doctor, prescribing satirical prescriptions for the mind and body. As a result, his works and satirical plays earned him a lot of enemies in Rome. The aristocratic, and even the Catholic Church praised his work.

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