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Baciccia

 

 

Baciccia (Baciccio).   


Nickname of Giovanni Battista Gaulli (1639-1709), one of the finest Italian Baroque portrait painters and decorators. His style was influenced by Rubens and Van Dyck. Working in Rome, where he was a friend of Bernini, he produced masterpieces of illusionist decorative work, notably the ceiling of the church of II Gesu (1668-83).

 


St John the Baptist
c. 1676

 

 


Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne

 


Apotheosis of the Franciscan Order
1707
Fresco
Basilica Santi XII Apostoli, Rome

 


Apotheosis of St Ignatius
c. 1685

 


The Continence of Scipio
c. 1687

 


The Pieta (Mary Lamenting the Dead Christ)
1667

 


The Preaching of St John the Baptist
c. 1690

 


The Vision of St Francis Xavier
c. 1675

 


Italy, Rome, The Gesu

 


Frescoes of the cupola of the Gesu, Rome, Italy

 


Italy, Rome, The Gesu

 


Triumph of the name of Jesus

 

 
Italy, Rome, The Gesu, trompe l'oeil ceiling depicting Triumph of the Name of Jesus

 


Italy, Rome, The Gesu

 


Italy, Rome, The Gesu

 


Portrait of Gian Lorenzo Bernini
1665

 

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