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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.




 

The Stoning of St Stephen

c. 1660
Oil on canvas, 260,5 x 149 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

 





The Punishment of Hercules
1635


 


Marcello Sacchetti

c. 1626
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome



 

Hagar and the Angel
1638


 

The Return of Hagar
1637

 

The Triumph of Divine Providence

1633-39
Fresco
Palazzo Barberini, Rome



 

The Triumph of Divine Providence
(detail)
1633-39
Fresco
Palazzo Barberini, Rome



 

The Golden Age

1641-46
Fresco
Sala della Stufa, Palazzo Pitti, Florence
 
 

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