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Domenico Fetti


Domenico Fetti

(b ?Rome, 1588 or 1589; d Venice, 16 April 1623).

Italian painter. He is best known for his small-scale paintings illustrating the Parables (1618–21), painted in Mantua while he was court painter to Ferdinando Gonzaga. He was also a fine portrait painter. The great traditions of 16th-century Venetian art were his inspiration, yet he created a highly original, modern style in broadly handled paintings that glow with warm Venetian colour and vibrant light. Light was of paramount importance to him, and the radiant angel that features in many pictures, for example in Jacob’s Dream (Vienna, Ksthist. Mus.), represents light itself. A sense of melancholy pervades his art, its recurrent themes being visions, dreams and scenes of lamentation.


Saint Mary Magdalene Penitent

Oil on canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston



The Repentant St Mary Magdalene

Oil on canvas, 98 x 78,5 cm
Galleria Doria-Pamphili, Rome



c. 1620
Oil on canvas, 175 x 128 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice


David with the Head of Goliath

c. 1620
Oil on canvas, 153 x 125,1 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor


Ecce Homo

Oil on canvas, 137 x 113 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence


Flight to Egypt

Oil on canvas, 73 x 82 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


Hero and Leander

Oil on wood, 42 x 96 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna



c. 1620
Oil on canvas, 168 x 128 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris



c. 1622
Oil on canvas, 179 x 140 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

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