Carlo Dolci

1616-1686 Italy/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Carlo Dolci of Florence was tutored by one Jacopo Vignali at the early age of nine. His first main painting was of Saint John when he was at the age of eleven. He focused principally on religious subjects, however he was known to have painted stills and portraits for patrons. Agnolo Bronzino bore an influence on his work. He was a slow painter and laboriously worked on a high finish in his paintings. He became very upset when he saw the rapid speed at which Luca Giordano could execute a painting. It was suspected it had an adverse effect on his mental health. Many of his works are still extant, particularly in Florence and England.

 

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annunciation

annunciation

david with head
of goliath

david with head of goliath


guardian angel

guardian angel

guardian angel
tutoring the child

guardian angel tutoring the christian child

jesus
with flowers

jesus with flowers

madonna
and child

madonna and child


magdalene

magdalene

mattias
de medici

mattias de medici


saint catherine

saint catherine

saint catherine
of siena

saint catherine of siena

saint cecilia at
the organ

saint cecilia at the organ


saint cecilia

saint cecilia

saint john the
evangelist

saint john the evangelist

saint mary
magdalene

saint mary magdalene


saint matthew

saint matthew

saint with
golden heart

saint with golden heart

salome with the
head of saint john

salome with the head of saint john the baptist


self portrait

self portrait

sir
thomas baines

sir thomas baines

virgin
at prayer

virgin at prayer