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Giovanni Battista Caracciolo

(1578—1635)

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Caravaggisti

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Term applied to painters who imitated the style of Caravaggio in the early 17th century. Caravaggio's revolutionary approach to painting, particularly his dramatic use of chiaroscuro, had...

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Guercino

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(bapt. Cento, nr. Bologna, 8 Feb. [b ?2 Feb.] 1591; d Bologna, 22 Dec. 1666).

One of the outstanding Italian painters and draughtsmen of the 17th century; his nickname Guercino...

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Hals family

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Dutch painters originally from the Southern Netherlands, of whom the best known are Frans (1581×5–1666) and his brother Dirck (1591–1656). The latter specialized in small-scale genre...

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José de Ribera

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(bapt. Játiva, nr. Valencia, 17 Feb. 1591; d Naples, 3 Sept. 1652).

Spanish painter, etcher, and draughtsman, active for all his known career in Italy, where he was called Lo ...

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Massimo Stanzione

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(b ?Orta di Atella, nr. Caserta, ?1585; d ?Naples, ?1656).

Neapolitan painter. Like so many artists in his city at this time, he was strongly influenced by Caravaggism, but his ...

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Naples: patronage and collecting

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As a centre of art, Naples has played a major role in Italy since the end of the 13th century. The Angevins (1266–1414) recruited important artists to renew the capital ...

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Turin: patronage and collecting

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Turin's art world was moulded by the situation of the duchy of Savoy-Piedmont, between France and Habsburg-controlled Milan, and by the aspirations of its ruling dynasty. Duke Emanuel...

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