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Pietro da Cortona



Pietro da Cortona

(b Cortona, ?1 Nov 1596; bapt 27 Nov 1597; d Rome, 16 May 1669).

Italian painter, draughtsman and architect. He was, together with Gianlorenzo Bernini and Franceso Borromini, one of the three leading artists of the Roman Baroque. As a painter he developed the early Baroque style, initiated by Annibale Carracci, to a magnificent and imposing High Baroque. His fresco decorations set a standard for European Baroque painting until they were eclipsed by Giambattista Tiepolo’s works and those of other Venetian masters of the 18th century. As an architect Cortona was far less influential. His imaginative designs for façades and stucco decorations were, however, conclusive and independent solutions to problems central to Roman Baroque architecture.


Nativity of the Virgin
Musee du Louvre, Paris



The Guardian Angel

Oil on canvas, 225 x 143 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome


Holy Family Resting on the Flight to Egypt

c. 1643
Oil on copper, 48 x 39 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich



Oil on canvas
S. Chiara, Cortona


The Rape of the Sabine Women

Oil on canvas, 280,5 x 426 cm
Pinacoteca Capitolina, Rome


Romulus and Remus Given Shelter by Faustulus

c. 1643
Oil on canvas, 251 x 266 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris


Venus as Huntress Appears to Aeneas

Oil on canvas
Musee du Louvre, Paris

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