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Jacopo Zucchi - Italian Artist From Art History

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Jacopo Zucchi,
Amor and Psyche, 1589

Historical Artist - Jacopo Zucchi (1540 - 1596)

Jacopo Zucchi was a Florentine painter of the Mannerist style, active in Florence and Rome. Jacopo Zucchi first trained with Giorgio Vasari and helped him in decorating Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio. In 1564, he entered the Accademia del Disegno. Moving to Rome in the early 1570s, Jacopo Zucchi worked for the Cardinal Ferdinando de' Medici in his Palazzo Firenze (1574). His art turned towards Roman Mannerism in the style of Raphael. Jacopo Zucchi also helped decorate, along with his brother, the apse and dome of Santo Spirito in Sassia with a fresco of the Pentecost.

In addition to decorative work, Jacopo Zucchi produced drawings in pen, brush and gouache, architectural sketches, easel paintings, and altarpieces. Jacopo Zucchi painted the grand salon of the former Rucellai palace in Rome with mythologic genealogies. Two canvases, representing the Ascension and Resurrection, are housed in the church of San Lorenzo Martire in San Lorenzo Nuovo (Italy).

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