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Giovanni Battista Benaschi

Giovanni Battista Benaschi, or Beinaschi, ( Born in Fossano, Italy, 1636 – Died in Naples, Italy, 28 September 1688 ) was an Italian painter and engraver active in the Mannerist style. Born in the Piemonte region of northern Italy, he studied as an artist under Esprit Grandjean. Early on, before 1652, he set out for Rome to continue his education. There he was a student of Pietro del Po (1610-1692).  [ Read More ]

Caravaggio-Backet of Fruit

Backet of Fruit Oil on canvas, 31 x 47 cm Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan A woven fruit-basket, placed on a simple brown line rather than a badly painted table-top, rises towards the viewer. As well as grapes and figs, we can see a lemon, a pear, an apple and a peach. Against the yellow background, which is reminiscent of a distempered wall, the arrangement stands out principally because the leaves have  [ Read More ]

Caravaggio-Head of Medusa

Head of Medusa, 1595 -1600 Oil on a specially prepared shield covered with leather, 60 x 55 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence ` This time Caravaggio did not paint a standard picture-surface, but a convex ceremonial shield. This shield from the Medici armory was a  decorative accompaniment to a suit of armor which Shah Abbas of  Persia had presented to the Grand-duke of Tuscany. The myt h of  Perseus, who cuts  [ Read More ]

Sick Bacchus, or Satyr with Grapes, 1592 -1593 Oil on canvas, 67 x 53 cm Museo Galleria Borghese, Rome Behind a dull greenish slab, on which two peaches and a bunch of brilliantly black grapes lie, a half-naked youth is crouching. A crown of ivy-leaves – nor vine leaves – is woven into his hair. His face, which he has turned towards the viewer, looks greenish, as does his whole  [ Read More ]

Caravaggio-The Concert

Caravaggio-The Concert, ca. 1595 Oil on canvas, 92 x 118.5 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York A lute – player, shown in the light and dominating the whole composition, along with a second youth, in his shadow, look out from a group of young men. The boy in shadow is holding a crumhorn in his raised! right hand. Though he might well be alluding to the visual artist  [ Read More ]

Michelangelo(1475 – 1564)-Detail From the Last Judgment, Sistine Chapel, the Vatican, Rome. As a sing of his martyrdom,the apostle, St. Bartholomew is holding his own flayed-off skin in his hard. Instead of repeating the saint’s face on his skin, Michelangelo has painted his own self-portrait there. this unique step may have inspired Caravaggio to depict himself in the hacked off head of Goliath, the giant. Author: Eberard König (Bibliography: “Caravaggio”)  [ Read More ]

Andrea Sacchi

Andrea Sacchi(born 1599, Nettuno, Papal States(Italy)-died June 21, 1661, Rome)was an Italian painter of High Baroque Classicism, active in Rome. “He worked with an uneasy mind; knowing perfectly well the difference between the good and the better, he was never content.” So reported Andrea Sacchi’s biographer; Sacchi himself said that other famous artists “frighten me and make me lose heart.” Sacchi was trained under Francesco Albani at Bologna.He was a  [ Read More ]

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Théodore Géricault

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