Τρίτη, 15 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Orazio Gentileschi (1563-1639)





Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (1563–1639) was an Italian Baroque painter, one of more important painters influenced by Caravaggio (the so-called Caravaggisti). He was the father of the painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
In the late 1570s or early 1580s Gentileschi moved to Rome, and was associated with the landscape-painter Agostino Tassi, executing the figures for the landscape backgrounds of this artist in the Palazzo Rospigliosi, and it is said in the great hall of the Quirinal Palace, although by some authorities the figures in the last-named building are ascribed to Giovanni Lanfranco.
However, Gentileschi's main influence starting from the early 17th century was Caravaggio, also in Artemisia Gentileschi. at the time, whose style he was one of the best followers of. Sharing with the former shadowy characteristics, he took part in several adventures in Rome's streets. In late August of 1603 Giovanni Baglione filed a suit for libel against Caravaggio, Gentileschi, Ottavio Leoni, and Filipo Trisegni in connection with some unflattering poems circulated amongst the artistic community of Rome over the preceding summer. Caravaggios testimony during the trial as recorded in court documents is one of the few insights into his thoughts about the subject of art and his contemporaries. In 1612 he was again called to the Tribunal of Rome, this time to speak against Tassi, who was charged with the rape of his daughter Artemisia Gentileschi. After Caravaggio's flight from Rome, Gentileschi developed a more personal Tuscan lyricism, characterized by lighter colours and precision in detail, reminiscent of his Mannerist beginnings. After a long sojourn in the Marche, in the early 1620s Gentileschi went to Genoa, and then to Paris, at the court of Marie de Medici.
In 1626 he left France to work for Charles I of England, where he remained for the rest of his life. His works became increasingly conventional and decorative, but were appreciated by the local aristocracy for their classicism. Van Dyck included him in his portraits of a hundred illustrious men.
Gentileschi died in 1639 in London

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                                                                           annunciation


                                                                             Joseph and Potiphar's wife


                                                               the vision of St. Francesca romana


                                                        David contemplating the head of Goliath


                                                         St. Francis supported by an angel


                                                                            Lot and his daughters


                                                                      St. Cecilia and an angel


                                                                   young woman playing a violin


                                                                                      lute player


See also the art of his daughter Artemisia Gentileschi


source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orazio_Gentileschi
http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/g/gentiles/orazio/index.html


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  1. Ben Jonson (1572-1637)

    The Metamorphosed Gypsies
    (excerpt)

    The fairy beam upon you,
    The stars to glister on you;
    A moon of light
    In the noon of night,
    Till the fire-drake hath o'ergone you.
    The wheel of fortune guide you
    The boy with the bow beside you;
    Run aye in the way
    Till the bird of day,
    And the luckier lot betide you.

    To the old, long life and treasure,
    To the young, all health and pleasure;
    To the fair, their face
    With eternal grace,
    And the foul to be lov'd at leisure.
    To the witty, all clear mirrors,
    To the foolish, their dark errors;
    To the loving sprite,
    A secure delight;
    To the jealous, his own false terrors.

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