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Domenico Fetti
 




 

Domenico Fetti

(b ?Rome, 1588 or 1589; d Venice, 16 April 1623).

Italian painter. He is best known for his small-scale paintings illustrating the Parables (1618–21), painted in Mantua while he was court painter to Ferdinando Gonzaga. He was also a fine portrait painter. The great traditions of 16th-century Venetian art were his inspiration, yet he created a highly original, modern style in broadly handled paintings that glow with warm Venetian colour and vibrant light. Light was of paramount importance to him, and the radiant angel that features in many pictures, for example in Jacob’s Dream (Vienna, Ksthist. Mus.), represents light itself. A sense of melancholy pervades his art, its recurrent themes being visions, dreams and scenes of lamentation.

 

 


Portrait of a Scholar

Oil on canvas, 98 x 73,5 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


 

 


Adoration of the Shepherds
 Hermitage, St. Petersburg


 


Moses before the Burning Bush

1613-14
Oil on canvas, 168 x 112 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna



 

Parable of the Lost Drachma

1618-22
Oil on wood, 55 x 44 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden



 

Portrait of an Actor

1623
Oil on canvas, 105,5 x 81 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg



 

Parable of the Good Samaritan

c. 1623
Oil an canvas, 61 x 45 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice



 

Sleeping Girl

c. 1615
Oil on canvas, 67,5 x 74 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest



 

Tobias Healing his Father

1620-23
Oil on canvas, 66,7 x 85 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


 

La parabola del sembrador
 
 

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