Domenichino

1581 - 1641
Domenico Zampieri, called Domenichino, was one of the main followers of Annibale Carracci. He had probably arrived in Rome by 1602, when Annibale was working in the Palazzo Farnese. Domenichino was important as a painter of classical landscape, following Annibale. The Gallery contains a series of frescoes on mythological themes that he painted for the Villa Aldobrandini at Frascati.

Domenichino was born in Bologna, and trained there under Ludovico Carracci. In Rome he was also influenced by the works of Raphael, as can be seen in his celebrated frescoes on the life of Saint Cecilia in S. Luigi dei Francesi, probably completed by 1614. He returned to Bologna in 1617, but was active again in Rome in the 1620s, before moving to Naples. Here he frescoed the Cappella del Tesoro of the cathedral in a more markedly Baroque style than his earlier work. He died in Naples in 1641.

Both Poussin and Claude were influenced by his work, notably his landscapes.

Related paintings

Landscape with a Fortified Town
Domenichino
about 1634-5
Landscape with a Fortified Town
Saint George killing the Dragon
Domenichino
about 1610
Saint George killing the Dragon
Saint John the Evangelist
Domenichino
late 1620s
Saint John the Evangelist
The Vision of Saint Jerome
Domenichino
before 1603
The Vision of Saint Jerome
Apollo killing the Cyclops
Domenichino and assistants
1616-18
Apollo killing the Cyclops
Apollo pursuing Daphne
Domenichino and assistants
1616-18
Apollo pursuing Daphne
Apollo slaying Coronis
Domenichino and assistants
1616-18
Apollo slaying Coronis
The Flaying of Marsyas
Domenichino and assistants
1616-18
The Flaying of Marsyas
The Judgement of Midas
Domenichino and assistants
1616-18
The Judgement of Midas
Villa Aldobrandini Frescoes
Domenichino and assistants
1616-18
Villa Aldobrandini Frescoes
 
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