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 which was 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.
During his time 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. It was suspected he may have poisoned by one of his rivals.
His style of art transformed during his life from Mannerism to Baroque and his greatest achievements were frescoes he undertook in Rome. Apart from Annibale Carracci he was influenced by the works of Antonio da Correggio, Caravaggio and Raphael. He was also a musician and talented architect.
He is to this day regarded as one of the most significant painters of the seventeenth century, despite scathing criticism from John Ruskin in the nineteenth century.
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Saint John Evangelist
Adam and Eve
Diana and Nymphs
Peter the Martyr
Arch of Allegories
Flight into Egypt
Landscape with Ford