Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Francesco Trevisani

Baptism of Water
Santa Maria degli Angeli dei Martiri
Francesco Trevisani 1656 - 1746
Francesco Trevisani was a Baroque painter. He was born in Capodistria in 1656 and studied in Venice under Antonio Zanachi. His father was an architect and his brother Angelo was also a painter.
In 1678 Trevisani moved to Rome where he was introduced to his patrons Cardinal Flavio Chigi, Pope Clement XI and Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni.
His first major commission in Rome was the decoration of the Chapel of the Crucifix in San Silvestro in Capite.
During the early years of the 18th century he became one of the most famous and popular painters in Rome painting many altarpieces and portraits of noble Italians and the visiting British aristocracy.
In 1712 he became a member of the Accademia degli Arcadi (Academy of Arcadia).
He died of old age in Rome in 1746.

Oratorio dell Angelo Custode

Francesco Trevisani Art in Rome
San Giovanni in Laterano
Chiesa Nuova
Santa Maria degli Angeli
St Peter's Basilica
Sant'Ignazio di Loyola
San Silvestro in Capite
The Agony in the Garden
The Road to Calvary
The Passion
Sant'Andrea delle Fratte
Martyrdom of St Andrew
Santissima Stimmate di San Francesco 
The Stigmata of St Francis 
Oratorio dell Angelo Custode
Holy Family (high altar)
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica
Madonna Reading to the Sleeping Child
Galleria Doria Pamphilj
Birth of a Virgin
The Banishment from Earthly Paradise 

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