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Reni, Guido

Born: 1575 AD
Died: 1642 AD
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.