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Reni, Guido

Born: 1575 AD
Died: 1642 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Artists, Painters, Portrait Painter


1575 - Guido Reni, born on the 4th of November in Bologna, Italy. He was a prominent Italian painter of high-Baroque style.

1602 - Together with Albani, they moved to Rome to work with the teams led by Annibale Carracci in fresco decoration of the Farnese Palace.

1604 - 1605 - He received an independent commission for an altarpiece to be placed in St Peter's Basilica of the Crucifixion of St. Peter.

1613 - 1615 - He was commissioned to decorate the cupola of the chapel of Saint Dominic in the Basilica of San Domenico in Bologna, resulting in the radiant fresco St Dominic's Glory, a masterpiece that can stand the comparison with the exquisite Arca di San Domenico.

1630 - He painted the Pallion del Voto with images of St. Ignatius and Francis Xavier, painted during the plague that attacked Bologna.

1642 - Died on the 18th of August in Bologna, Italy due to malignant fever.


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