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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 ]

Domenico Maria Viani

Domenico Maria Viani (Born in 1668, Bologna. Died in 1711, Bologna) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period. He was born in Bologna, the son of Giovanni Maria Viani, was born at Bologna, and was educated under his father, who kept a rival academy to that of Carlo Cignani. He trained with his father and in 1691 he made a visit to Venice, which, though lasting less than a  [ Read More ]

David with the Head of Goliath is a painting by the Italian artist Caravaggio. David is depicted against a deep black background as a kind of ideal portrait. He is holding the head of Goliath, whom he has felled with hissling. Accordingly, he will be presented to the virgins of Jerusalem, and then to King Saul. Yet Caravaggio shows us a melancholy hero, who looks at the chopped-off head with a  [ Read More ]

Guido Reni

Guido Reni (b. 1575 Calvenzano, Italy, d. 1642 Bologna, Italy ) was an Italian painter of high-Baroque style. Guido Reni, a prime master in the Bolognese school of painting, and one of the most admired artists of the period of incipient decadence in Italy, was born at Calvenzano near Bologna on the 4th of November 1575. As a child of nine, he was apprenticed under the Bolognese studio of Denis  [ Read More ]

Ippolito Borghese

Ippolito Borghese (late 1500s – March, 1627), the Italian painter of the late-Renaissance, born in Sigillo (near Perugia) in the late 16th century. Likely trained in Rome and became a follower of Scipione Pulzone and was influenced by the painterly traditions of Federigo Barocci. He then moved to Naples. He was influenced by the circle of Mannerist artists active in the Rome of Sixtus V. In 1598 he completed a  [ Read More ]

Jacopo Robusti(September 29, 1518 – May 31, 1594), called Tintoretto-the “little dyer”-because his father was a dyer by trade, was born in Venice. Tintoretto, who studied for a short time with Titian and then with Schiavone, admired the color of Titian and the drawing of Michelangelo. Tintoretto was an artist of immense output and dramatic style who emerged from the Venetian School of painting. He was one of the best  [ Read More ]

Pompeo Batoni

Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (b. 1708 Lucca, Italy, d. 1787 Rome ) was an Italian painter whose style incorporated elements of the French Rococo, Bolognese classicism, and nascent Neoclassicism. During his lifetime, the Roman painter Pompeo Batoni was among the most celebrated artists in Europe, counting several popes among his patrons as well as Frederick the Great and Catherine of Russia. Batoni aimed at overcoming the excesses and frivolities of the  [ Read More ]

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