Guido Reni

1575 - 1642
Reni, Guido
Guido Reni 

Reni was trained by Denys Calvaert, and then probably in the Carracci workshop. He spent 1602-13 in Rome, where Domenichino had also arrived. Reni is reputed to have met (and quarrelled with) Caravaggio there.


Many of his best known works were painted in Rome, including the ceiling fresco, 'Aurora' (Casino Rospigliosi), carried out before 1614 for Cardinale Scipione Borghese. By 1613 Reni had returned to Bologna, and was largely active there until his death. He ran a busy studio engaged on commissions from many Italian cities.

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Saint Jerome
Guido Reni
about 1624-5
Saint Jerome
Saint Mary Magdalene
Guido Reni
about 1634-5
Saint Mary Magdalene
The Adoration of the Shepherds
Guido Reni
about 1640
The Adoration of the Shepherds
The Coronation of the Virgin
Guido Reni
about 1607
The Coronation of the Virgin
The Rape of Europa
Guido Reni
1637-9
The Rape of Europa
The Toilet of Venus
Studio of Guido Reni
about 1620-5
The Toilet of Venus
Head of Christ Crowned with Thorns
After Guido Reni
1640-1749
Head of Christ Crowned with Thorns
Perseus and Andromeda
After Guido Reni
1635-1700
Perseus and Andromeda
 
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