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Pietro da Cortona




 

 

Pietro da Cortona

(b Cortona, ?1 Nov 1596; bapt 27 Nov 1597; d Rome, 16 May 1669).

Italian painter, draughtsman and architect. He was, together with Gianlorenzo Bernini and Franceso Borromini, one of the three leading artists of the Roman Baroque. As a painter he developed the early Baroque style, initiated by Annibale Carracci, to a magnificent and imposing High Baroque. His fresco decorations set a standard for European Baroque painting until they were eclipsed by Giambattista Tiepolo’s works and those of other Venetian masters of the 18th century. As an architect Cortona was far less influential. His imaginative designs for façades and stucco decorations were, however, conclusive and independent solutions to problems central to Roman Baroque architecture.




 


Nativity of the Virgin
canvas
Musee du Louvre, Paris



 

 


The Guardian Angel

1656
Oil on canvas, 225 x 143 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome


 


Holy Family Resting on the Flight to Egypt

c. 1643
Oil on copper, 48 x 39 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich



 

Pieta

1620-25
Oil on canvas
S. Chiara, Cortona



 

The Rape of the Sabine Women

1627-29
Oil on canvas, 280,5 x 426 cm
Pinacoteca Capitolina, Rome



 

Romulus and Remus Given Shelter by Faustulus

c. 1643
Oil on canvas, 251 x 266 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris



 

Venus as Huntress Appears to Aeneas

Oil on canvas
Musee du Louvre, Paris
 

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