Bartolomeo Cesi

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Bartolomeo Cesi
Died1629 (aged 72–73)
Bologna, Papal States
Known forPainting
MovementMannerism and Baroque
Bartolomeo Cesi, Crucifixion

Bartolomeo Cesi (Italian: [bartoloˈmɛːo ˈtʃɛːzi]; 16 August 1556 – 11 July 1629) was a painter of the Baroque era of the Bolognese School.


Born to a wealthy family of Bologna, he studied under Giovanni Francesco Bezzo (il Nosadella). In Bologna, he contributed works to the Duomo, San Procolo, and Santo Stefano. He collaborated with Ludovico Carracci and Prospero Fontana on some projects. His pious sobriety was influenced by his friendship with Cardinal Gabriele Paleotti of Bologna, who had attended the Council of Trent. His biography is contained in Carlo Cesare Malvasia's Felsina Pittrice.

He traveled to Rome and worked there with Scipione Pulzone, after his return in 1591, one of his project was a series of frescoes on the Passion of Christ for the Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) or San Girolamo in Bologna.

In 1595, Cesi completed the tryptich including the 'Adoration of the Magi and Virgin and Saints for the Basilica of San Domenico in Bologna.

Passion Cycle by Cesi at Certosa di San Girolamo of Bologna
Bartolomeo Cesi Oración en el huerto certosa.jpg Bartolomeo Cesi Crucifixión Certosa.jpg Bartolomeo Cesi deposición certosa.jpg