Baroque and Rococo

 

Baroque and Rococo Art Map


 


Giovanni Lanfranco

 


 

Giovanni Lanfranco

(bapt Parma, 26 Jan 1582; d Rome, 29 Nov 1647).

Italian painter and draughtsman. A major figure in the development of the Roman Baroque in the 1620s, he painted many altarpieces and some cabinet pictures, but was notable above all for a number of dome frescoes that are indebted to the works of Correggio; most celebrated is the Assumption of the Virgin (1625–7) in the dome of S Andrea della Valle, Rome. He also influenced the development of art in Naples, where, between 1634 and 1646, he executed a series of vast fresco commissions that look forward to the art of Luca Giordano and Francesco Solimena. A vast number of Lanfranco’s preparatory drawings survive, the majority of which are now in the Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples. Broadly speaking they are of two types: small compositional sketches, either in brown pen, with or without brown wash, on white or beige fine paper, or in red chalk, sometimes with red wash, or, more rarely, in black chalk or a combination of both red and black; and slightly larger figure studies, drawn after the live model, in black and white chalk on rough, coloured (beige, green, grey or bluish) paper.



 


St Ursula and the Virgins

1622
Oil on canvas, 209 x 138
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome


 

 


Coronation of the Virgin with St. Augustine and St. William of Aquitaine
Musee du Louvre, Paris


 


Banquet with a Gladiatorial Contest
1637
oil on canvas
Museo del Prado, Madrid



 


Moses and the Messengers from Canaan
1624


 


Elijah Receiving Bread from the Widow of Zarephath
1624


 


Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist
1630


 


Saint Cecilia and an Angel
1627



 

The multiplication of the loaves



 

Erminia tra i pastori



 

Venus Playing the Harp (Allegory of Music)

1630-34
Oil on canvas, 214 x 150 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome



 

The Annunciation

Oil on copper, 74 x 54,5 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg



 

Hagar in the Wilderness

Oil on canvas, 138 x 159 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris



 

Miracle of the Bread and Fish

1620-23
Oil on canvas, 229 x 426 cm
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin



 

Norandino and Lucina Discovered by the Ogre

c. 1624
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome
 

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