Lazzaro Baldi

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Lazzaro Baldi
Born 1624
Pistoia
Died 1703
Rome
Nationality Italian
Known for Painting
Movement Baroque
St. Sebastian, Cortona Cathedral

Lazzaro Baldi (c. 1624–1703) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Rome.

Baldi was born in Pistoia and died in Rome. He was part of the large studio of Pietro da Cortona, and became adept at fresco technique. He painted a David and Goliath for Alexander VII in the Palazzo Quirinale. He also painted in fresco (1658) for the church of San Giovanni in Oleo, as well as a fresco of San Giovanni in Patmos(1660–1665) for San Giovanni in Laterano. He also painted an altarpiece of the Martyrdom of St. Lazarus for the church of Santi Luca e Martina. In 1679, he became principe of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome.[1] He also worked in Camerino, Pistoia, and Perugia. He died in Rome. As an engraver, Baldi is known for a plate on The Conversion of St. Paul.

One of his pupils was Giovanni Domenico Brugieri.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Some Drawings by Lazzaro Baldi, by Nicholas Turner. The Burlington Magazine (1979). p. 154.
  2. ^ Mazzarosa, Marchese Antonio (1843). Tipografia de Giuseppe Giusti, ed. Memorie e documenti per servire alla storia di Lucca, Volume 8.. Lucca; Googlebooks. pp. page 21.