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GUERCINO Susanna and the Elders oil painting


Susanna and the Elders
Painting ID::  28650
GUERCINO
Susanna and the Elders
mk61 1617 Oil on canvas 175x207cm

   
   
     

GUERCINO Concert Champetre oil painting


Concert Champetre
Painting ID::  29945
GUERCINO
Concert Champetre
mk67 Oil on copper 13 3/8x18 1/8in Uffizi,Gallery

   
   
     

GUERCINO Apollo and Marsyas oil painting


Apollo and Marsyas
Painting ID::  29946
GUERCINO
Apollo and Marsyas
mk67 Oil on canvas 73 3/8x80 11/16in Pitti,Palatine Gallery

   
   
     

GUERCINO St.Peter Revives Tbitha oil painting


St.Peter Revives Tbitha
Painting ID::  29947
GUERCINO
St.Peter Revives Tbitha
mk67 Oil on canvas 52 5/16x62 13/16in Pitti,Palatine Gallery

   
   
     

GUERCINO St.Peter Revives Tabitha oil painting


St.Peter Revives Tabitha
Painting ID::  29948
GUERCINO
St.Peter Revives Tabitha
mk67 Oil on canvas 52 5/16x62 13/16in Pitti,Palatine Gallery

   
   
     

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     GUERCINO
     Italian Baroque Era Painter, 1591-1666 best known as Guercino or Il Guercino, was an Italian Baroque painter from the region of Emilia, and active in Rome and Bologna. Guercino is Italian for squinter, a nickname that was given to him because he was cross-eyed. He is especially noted for his many superb drawings. Guercino was born at Cento, a village between Bologna and Ferrara. By the age of 17 he was associated with Benedetto Gennari, a painter of the Bolognese School. By 1615 he moved to Bologna, where his work earned the praise of an elder Ludovico Carracci. He painted two large canvases, Elijah Fed by Ravens and Samson Seized by Philistines, in what appears to be a stark naturalist Caravaggesque style (although it is unlikely he had been able to see any of the Roman Caravaggios first-hand). They were painted for Cardinal Serra, Papal Legate to Ferrara. The Arcadian Shepherds (Et in Arcadia ego) was painted in 1618 contemporary with The Flaying of Marsyas by Apollo in Palazzo Pitti. His first style, he often claimed, was influenced by a canvas of Carracci in Cento. Some of his later pieces approach rather to the manner of his great contemporary Guido Reni, and are painted with more lightness and clearness. Guercino was esteemed very highly in his lifetime. He was then recommended by Marchese Enzo Bentivoglio to the Bolognese Ludovisi Pope, Pope Gregory XV. His two years (1621-23) spent in Rome were very productive. From this stay date his frescoes of Aurora at the casino of the Villa Ludovisi and the ceiling in San Crisogono (1622) of San Chrysogonus in Glory; his portrait of Pope Gregory (now in the Getty Museum, and, what is considered his masterpiece, The Burial of Saint Petronilla or St. Petronilla Altarpiece, for the Vatican (now in the Museo Capitolini). The Franciscan order of Reggio in 1655 paid him 300 ducats for the altarpiece of Saint Luke Displaying a Painting of the Madonna and Child (now in Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City). The Corsini also paid him 300 ducats for the Flagellation of Christ painted in 1657.

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