Giovanni Baratta

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Giovanni Baratta
Born 1670
Carrara
Died 1747
Nationality Italian
Known for Sculpture
Movement Baroque
Giovanni Baratta: Allegory of Lombardy (Bode-Museum, Berlin)

Giovanni Baratta (1670–1747) was an Italian sculptor of the Baroque period. Born in Carrara, but active in Florence and Livorno. He was a pupil of Giovanni Battista Foggini. He has sculptures in Church of S. Ferdinando in Livorno. He is the nephew of Francisco Baratta the elder, who worked in the studio of Bernini in Rome. Giovanni had two brothers who were also sculptors: Francesco Baratta the Younger and Pietro.

References[edit]

  • Wittkower, Rudolf (1993). Pelican History of Art, ed. Art and Architecture Italy, 1600-1750. (1980) Penguin Books Ltd. p. 447. 
  • Two Early Documented Works by Francesco Baratta the Younger, Marilyn Dunn. The Burlington Magazine (1991) pages 91–94.