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Domenico Zampieri (Domenichino)

1581-1641 Italy/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Domenico Zampieri (Domenichino) was born in Bologna; his most noted training was under Annibale Carracci in his Accademia degli Incamminati. It was one of the first art academies in Italy, started by the three Carracci cousins Agostino, Ludovico and Annibale. In 1602, he worked at the Palazzo Farnese in Rome under Annibale. He became one of the most successful artists in Rome, winning numerous commissions.
In Naples after 1631, he encountered resentment from jealous rivals and hastily left in 1634. He later returned to Naples to complete a major commission in the Cathedral but died during his stay. Suspicion had it; he may have got poisoned by one of his rivals.
His art style transformed from Mannerism to Baroque, and his most significant achievements were frescoes he undertook in Rome. Apart from Annibale Carracci, the works of Antonio da Correggio, Caravaggio and Raphael influenced him. He was also a musician and a talented architect.
Domenichino is one of the most significant painters of the seventeenth century, despite scathing criticism from John Ruskin in the nineteenth century.

 

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Timoclea Captive

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Giovanni Agucchi

Giovanni Battista Agucchi

Hercules

Landscape with Hercules and Achelous

Saint John Evangelist

Saint John Evangelist

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve

Diana and Nymphs

Diana and her Nymphs

Diana Detail

Diana Detail

Unicorn

A Virgin with a Unicorn

A Sibyl

A Sibyl

Cardinal Agucchi

Cardinal Agucchi

Peter the Martyr

Martyrdom of Saint Peter the Martyr

Last Communion

Last Communion of Saint Jerome

Erminia

Erminia Among the Shepherds

Arch of Allegories

Triumphal Arch of Allegories

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene Taken Up to Heaven

Saint Cecelia

Saint Cecelia Distributing Alms

Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia

Overturning Wine

Landscape with a Child Overturning wine

The Apparition

Apparition of the Virgin and Child

Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia Before the Judge

Flight into Egypt

Flight into Egypt

Landscape with Ford

Landscape with Ford

Virginio Cesarini

Virginio Cesarini