Albani, Francesco (1578-1660) Art Prints


Francesco Albani or Albano

(17 March or 17 August 1578 – 4 October 1660) was an Italian Baroque painter who was active in Bologna (1591–1600), Rome (1600–1609), Bologna (1609), Viterbo (1609–1610), Bologna (1610), Rome (1610–1617), Bologna (1618–1660), Mantova (1621–1622), Roma (1623–1625) and Florence (1633).

Albani, Francesco (1578-1660) Summer
Albani, Francesco (1578-1660) Summer

Early Years In Bologna

Albani was birthed in Bologna, Italy in 1578. His daddy was a silk vendor that planned him to enter into his very own profession. By the age of twelve, nevertheless, he had actually ended up being a pupil to the experienced mannerist painter Denis Calvaert, in whose workshop of he satisfied Guido Reni. He quickly complied with Reni to the supposed “Academy” run by Annibale, Agostino, as well as Ludovico Carracci. This workshop cultivated the occupations of numerous painters of the Bolognese college, consisting of Domenichino, Massari, Viola, Lanfranco, Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi, Pietro Faccini, Remigio Cantagallina, and also Reni.

Albani, Francesco (1578-1660) Spring
Albani, Francesco (1578-1660) Spring

Mature Work In Rome

In 1600, Albani transferred to Rome to deal with the fresco design of the gallery of the Palazzo Farnese, which was being finished by the workshop of Annibale Carracci. Right now, Rome, under Clement VIII Aldobrandini (1592– 1605) was displaying some level of management security as well as restored imaginative patronage. While Pope Clement had actually been birthed right into a Florentine family members citizen in Urbino, his household was allied by marital relationship to the Emilia-Romagna as well as the Farnese, given that Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma had actually wed Margherita Aldobrandini. Parma, like Bologna, belonging to the Region of Emilia-Romagna, it was not unusual that Cardinal Odoardo Farnese, Ranuccio’s sibling, selected to patronise the Carraccis from Bologna, consequently developing Bolognese supremacy of Roman fresco paint for virtually 20 years.

Albani turned into one of Annibale’s most famous pupils. Making use of Annibale’s layouts as well as aided by Lanfranco and also Sisto Badalocchio, Albani finished frescoes for the San Diego Chapel in San Giacomo degli Spagnoli in between 1602 and also 1607. In 1606-7, Albani finished the frescoes in the Palazzo Mattei di Giove in Rome. He later on finished 2 various other frescoes in the exact same royal residence, likewise on the style of Life of Joseph.

Albani, Francesco (1578-1660) Autumn
Albani, Francesco (1578-1660) Autumn

In 1609, he finished the ceiling of a big hall with Fall of Phaeton as well as Council of the Gods for the Palazzo Giustiniani(currently Palazzo Odescalchi) at Bassano (di Sutri) Romano. This job was appointed by Vincenzo Giustiniani, additionally popular as a client of Caravaggio.

Throughout 1612-14, Albani finished the Choir frescoes at the church of Santa Maria della Pace which had actually simply been renovated by Pietro da Cortona. In 1616 he repainted ceiling frescoes of Apollo as well as the Seasons at Palazzo Verospi in Via del Corso for the primary Fabrizio Verospi.

In his later years, Albani established a shared, though considerate, competition with the much more effective Guido Reni, that was likewise greatly bought from by the Aldobrandini, and also under whom Albani had actually functioned under at the church of the Palazzo del Quirinale.

Albani, Francesco (1578-1660) Winter
Albani, Francesco (1578-1660) Winter

Albani’s ideal frescoes are those on mythical topics. Amongst the very best of his spiritual topics are a St Sebastian and also an Assumption of the Virgin, both in the church of San Sebastiano fuori le Mura in Rome. He was amongst the Italian painters to dedicate himself to paint closet photos. His mythical topics consist of The Sleeping Venus, Diana in the Bath, Danaë Reclining, Galatea on the Sea, and also Europa on the Bull. An uncommon etching, the Death of Dido, is credited to him. Carlo Cignani, Andrea Sacchi, Francesco Mola, and also Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi were amongst his pupils. Adhering to the fatality of his spouse he went back to Bologna, where he wed a 2nd time as well as lived till his fatality.

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