Antonio Tibaldi

Biography
Antonio Tibaldi (Rome 1635-documented in Rome until 1675) was a pupil of Francesco Noletti, called 'Il Maltese' (1611-1654) from whom he learned the complex iconographic repertoire, composed of elegant carpets, curtains, silverware, musical instruments and many other precious and sought-after objects; this type of still life was brought to Rome by the painter Benedetto Fioravanti, who was confused with Noletti for a long time.

NATURA MORTA CON LIBRI E STRUMENTI SCIENTIFICI [DEAD NATURE WITH BOOKS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT] Oil on canvas, 98 x 135 cm
The painting also includes a globe, an armillary sphere and several measuring instruments, like compass sets. This is probably a study of a mathematician, because on the table, there are also several books, amongst which in the foreground, is a book by Apollonius Pergeus, a Greek mathematician who lived between the end of the third and the beginning of the second century BC

Permanent exhibition