Giovanni Ghisolfi

1623-1683 Italy-Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Giovanni Ghisolfi was from Milan, Italy. He was regarded as the first Italian 'vedute' painter, specifically with ruins. His father was an architect who had him trained in architectural painting. In 1650 he moved to Rome where he worked in the studio of Salvator Rosa; they cooperated with each other on numerous works. Some of his works have a Rosa influence. He also collaborated with the Austrian artist Johann Anton Eismann who settled in Italy. It is thought Giovanni Paolo Pannini was influenced by the works of Ghisolfi.

 

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alexander the great
and thalestris

alexander the great and thalestris

philosophers
conversing

philosophers conversing among ruins

saint peter healing
a lame

saint peter healing a lame

the liberation
of saint peter

the liberation of saint peter from prison

architectural
capriccio

architectural capriccio by Giovanni Ghisolfi


eagle steals the
lance of amphireus

eagle steals the lance of amphireus for thebes


sacrifice by alexander
the great

sacrifice by alexander the great to zeus ammon


sacrifice of the
spartan virgin helena

sacrifice of the spartan virgin helena

jacob and rachel
at the well

jacob and rachel at the well by Giovanni Ghisolfi

 


ruin

ruin

landscape with ruins
and scene of sacrifice

landscape with ruins and scene of sacrifice

christ presenting the
keys to st peter attrb

christ presenting the keys to saint peter attributed

moses striking water
from the rock

moses striking water from the rock