Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Carlo Maratta

San Carlo al Corso
Carlo Maratta (Marratti) 1625 - 1713
Carlo Maratta was a late Baroque painter, draughtsman and print maker who worked mainly in Rome. He was born in Camerano which was at that time part of the Papal States.
In 1636 Maratta went to Rome and joined the studio of Andrea Sacchi where he remained until Sacchi's death in 1661. His own studio became one of the largest and most prominent in Rome. Francesco Trevisani was one of his many students.
He left a large amount of work in Rome many commissioned by his patrons Pope Alexander VII and Clement X.
He became the principal of the Accademia di San Lucca in 1664 and was knighted in 1704 by Pope Clement XI.
Carlo Maratta's studio was still run by him when he was well into his eighties and when he was no longer capable of painting.
He died in 1713 and was buried in Santa Maria degli Angeli.

Carlo Maratta Art in Rome
Palazzo Alteri
The Triumph of Clemency
San Carlo al Corso
The Glory of the Saints Charles and Ambrose
Chiesa Nuova
The Madonna and Child with Saints Borromeo and Ignazio Loyola
Santa Maria del Popolo
The Doctors of the Church discuss the Assumption of the Virgin
Galleria Pinacoteca Vatican Museums
Portrait of Clement IX
Baptistery of Saint Giovanni in Laterano
San Guiseppe dei Falegnami
the Adoration of the Sheppard
San Isidoro - Cappella de' Sylva and Cappella Alaleona
the Marriage of the Virgin
the Death of St Joseph
the Flight into Egypt
Santa Maria dei Sette Dolori
Saint Augustine
Santa Maria della Pace
Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
Submission of Victor IV to Innocent II
il Gesù 
Santa Maria sopra Minerva
Saint Peter's Basilica
Santa Maria del Popolo
Santa Maria in Campitelli
San Marco
Santa Maria in Montesanto
Santa Maria degli Angeli
Sant'Andrea al Quirinale

Chiesa Nuova

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