Sisto Badalocchio Rosa (28th June, 1585
- c. 1647) was an Italian painter and engraver of the Bolognese
Born in Parma, he worked first
under Agostino Carracci in Bologna, then Annibale Carracci, in Rome.
He worked with Annibale till 1609, then moving back to Parma. His
best known work as an engraver was the Raphael's Bible series, which
he created together with his fellow student, Giovanni Lanfranco. The
images depict a series of frescoes by Raphael's workshop in the
Vatican loggia. As a painter, his most important work is the
frescoes the church of San Giovanni Evangelista, Reggio Emilia,
which are based on Caravaggio's earliers works. He executed the
decoration of the cupula and pendentives of the church of San
Giovanni Evangelista in Reggio.
Though he often cooperated in
fresco painting with Lanfranco, for example in Annibale designed
series the San Diego Chapel in San Giacomo degli Spagnoli
(1602-1607) and in Palazzo Costaguti (Nessus and Deianeira),
Badalocchio never received the same recognition as his peer.
Nevertheless, he is recognized today as an important figure in bring
the artistic styles of the Italian Baroque to northern Italy.