Giordano He was an Italian late Baroque painter and printmaker in etching. He was born in Naples. He is the son of Antonio Giordano an undistinguished painter. Giordano was apprenticed to Ribera on the recommendation of Naples. He supposedly later worked under PietrodaCortona. He acquired the nickname of Luca Fà-presto which mean Luke Work-fast.
Giordano acquired a style fusing Venetian and Roman style. He was noted also for lively and showy colour, and between 1682-83 he painted various fresco series in Florence, including in the dome of Corsini Chapel of the Chiesa del Carmine.
Charles II of Spain towards 1687 invited him over to Madrid, where he remained for 10 years (1692-1702). In Spain, he produced works for the Royal Alcazar of Madrid, BuenRetiro Palace, El Escorial monastery, the cathedral of Toledo, and other sites. Giordano was popular at the Spanish court, and the king granted him the title of a "caballero". One anecdote of Giordano's speed at painting is that, he was once asked by the Queen of Spain what his wife looked like. On the spot, he painted his wife into the picture before him for the Queen. In Madrid he worked more in oil-colour, a Nativity there being one of his best productions.Last masterpieces in Naples.
Soon after the death of Charles in 1700, Giordano, now wealthy, he returned to Naples. He spent large sums in acts of munificence, and was particular liberal to his poorer brother artists Girodano Luca died in Naples in 1705.