Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Bernardo Strozzi


Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Bernardo Strozzi [Italian, 1581-1644] Link: https://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Strozzi_Bernardo

Bernardo Strozzi (b. 1581 Genoa, Italy, d. 1644 Venice, Italy), was one of the most influential Italian painters and designers of the early 1600s, especially in Genoa and Venice. He briefly studied with a painter and antiquarian before his mother sent him to work with a Sienese painter in Genoa. Although he became a Capuchin monk and entered the monastery at San BarnabĂ  in Genoa in 1598, he continued to paint, producing primarily devotional works. In 1610 Strozzi was given permission to leave the monastery in order to support his sick widowed mother and unmarried sister as a painter. In addition to painting in oils, he also painted frescoes, but few survive. Although he drew on the great variety of styles available in the busy cosmopolitan center of Genoa, Strozzi was perhaps most profoundly influenced by Caravaggio and the work of Caravaggio’s students.

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Allegory of Arts

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Lute Player

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Lamentation over the Dead Christ

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Public collection
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