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This is a small portrait of St. John the Evangelist.
The work is not signed.

Details

  • Title: St. John
  • Creator: Domenico Zampieri (1581-1641)?
  • Date Created: 1600/1641
  • Physical Dimensions: 50 x 38.5 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on wood
  • About the author: Domenico Zampieri, (1581 Bologne – 1641 Naples), An Italian Baroque painter and draughtsman. He was a pupil of the Flemish painter Denis Calvaert. In 1602, he moved to Rome where he trained at the Carracci Academy. In 1602, Zampieri became co-worker of Annibale Carracci. In 1612, he went to Bologne for a short period of time. He returned to Rome during the pontificate of Pope Gregory XV, and was appointed Papal Architect. His greatest achievement as a decorative painter are the monumental frescos in the Church of San Andrea della Valle in Rome (1624-28), depicting the Four Evangelists, and scenes from the life of Andrew the Apostle. He also painted religious, mythological and allegorical works, as well as landscapes. Zampieri was an excellent portraitist (he executed portraits of the Roman aristocracy, and the Papal court). He represented the Classicist trend of the Roman Baroque painting. His figural compositions are characterised by a high degree of expression, precise drawing, and harmony. He was also a sculptor and musician. His works were often imitated and copied in subsequent centuries. His influence is particularly visible in the Academic painting of the 19th century.

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