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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.



Portrait of a Scholar

Oil on canvas, 98 x 73,5 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden



Adoration of the Shepherds
 Hermitage, St. Petersburg


Moses before the Burning Bush

Oil on canvas, 168 x 112 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


Parable of the Lost Drachma

Oil on wood, 55 x 44 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


Portrait of an Actor

Oil on canvas, 105,5 x 81 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


Parable of the Good Samaritan

c. 1623
Oil an canvas, 61 x 45 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice


Sleeping Girl

c. 1615
Oil on canvas, 67,5 x 74 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest


Tobias Healing his Father

Oil on canvas, 66,7 x 85 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


La parabola del sembrador

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