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Giovanni Baglione - Italian Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Giovanni Baglione (1566 - 1643)

Giovanni Baglione was born in Rome and worked there for most of his career. Although he worked as a painter, he is most famous for collection of artist biographies published in 1642. The work includes both Italian artists and foreigners working in Rome.

A pupil of Francesco Morelli, he worked mainly in Rome, initially with a late-Mannerist style. His main works are frescoes which can be seen in the Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, in the Cappella Borghese. For the church of Santa Maria dell'Orto he painted in the chapel of Our Lady with the Zuccari scenes from the life of the Blessed Virgin. Among other works which he executed for this church is a painting of Saint Sebastian. An excellent example of Baglione's work is The Last Supper at San Nicola in Carcere. He also painted a St. Stephen for the cathedral of Perugia, and a St. Catharine for the cathedral of Loreto. The Giustizia hall at the Rocca dei Rossi was completely frescoed by Baglione. He died at Rome.

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