Baroque and Rococo
 


     

Baroque and Rococo Art Map
 

 

    

Giovan Battista Crespi (Cerano)

Tanzio da Varallo

Francesco Cairo




see collection:


 Giulio Cesare Procaccini


Morazzone
      
 

 

 

  
MILANESE PAINTING

  

In the l7th century, Milanese painting was given a great boost with the commissioning of two series of paintings for Milan Cathedral to celebrate the beatification (1602) and canonization (1610) of Cardinal Charles Borromeo. The most powerful scenes in these cycles were by Giovan Battista Crespi, known as II Cerano (1567/68-1632). Other notable artists at work in Milan were Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574—1625), Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli, known as II Morazzone (1573-1626), and Antonio d'Enrico, known as Tanzio da Varallo (1580-1635), a fervent adherent of Caravaggism. A terrible outbreak of plague in the city in about 1630 killed many outstanding cultural figures in Lombardy. In the following years, the sensitive, complex painter Francesco Cairo (1607-65) achieved considerable renown.

 


 

II Morazzone
Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well
c 1620-26.
Pinacoteca di Brera Milan.

The artistic scene in Milan was dominated by the realist tradition and by the introspective Counter-Heformationist influence of the Borromeo archbishops.
 

  






Cerano
Protagonista del Seicento lombardo



Cerano
Annunciation



Cerano
Risorse

 

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Cerano (Giovanni Battista Crespi)
 

(b ?Cerano, nr Novara, c. 1575; d Milan, 23 Oct 1632).

Italian painter and designer. He is one of the most prominent of the Milanese artists of the early 17th century whose work represents a transitional phase between Mannerism and Baroque. He was highly esteemed in his day and patronized by the Fabbrica of Milan Cathedral, the civic authorities and highly distinguished private patrons, such as the Borromeo and Gonzaga families and the House of Savoy. Much of his work for private patrons is lost. Although he is chiefly famous as a painter, he also did much work as a designer, from church façades to sacred vestments.
 


Cerano
Resurrezione con i santi Pietro, Ambrogio, Agostino e Vittore



 


Cerano
The Madonna and Child with the Infant St. John and an Angel

 


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Tanzio da Varallo

(b Riale d’Alagna, 1575–80; d 1632–3).

Italian painter. He is best known for his dramatic oil paintings executed in a unique style of Caravaggesque realism modified by the elegance of Lombard Late Mannerism. He also adopted elements of a robust and unsophisticated realism from Piedmontese art, as is evident in his frescoes for the sacromonte at Varallo. His drawings are in the highly refined and meticulously finished technique associated with Renaissance draughtsmanship.

 

 

Tanzio da Varallo
St. Carlo Borromeo Giving Communion To The Plague Victims

Oil on canvas, 1611-1612

 

 


Tanzio da Varallo
Saint Sebastian

1630

 

 


Tanzio da Varallo
David with the head of Goliath
1625

 

 


Tanzio da Varallo
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
1625-30

 

 


Tanzio da Varallo
Madonna dell'incendio sedato

 

       

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Francesco Cairo
Self-Portrait
 

Francesco Cairo

(b Milan, 26 Sept 1607; d Milan, 27 July 1665).

Italian painter. He led a successful career as court painter at Turin and painted many large altarpieces for religious orders; the range of his stylistic development during nearly 40 years is enormous, yet his early cabinet pictures, of macabre and morbid subjects, remain his most fascinating achievement. They mark the end of the brilliant originality and passionate feeling that had distinguished early 17th-century Milanese painting.

 

 


Francesco Cairo
Herodias with the Head of St. John the Baptist
1625-30
oil on canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

 


Francesco Cairo
La Santisíma Trinidad

 

 


Francesco Cairo
Cleopatra

 

 


Francesco Cairo
Judith with the Head of Holofernes

1635
 


see collection:

 Giulio Cesare Procaccini

Morazzone
      
 

 

 

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