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Giuseppe Bartolomeo Chiari
1654 - 1727
Giuseppe Chiari was a late-Baroque painter who was probably born in Rome. He was first apprenticed to painter and art dealer Carlantonio Galliani at the age of ten before leaving his studio to study under Carlo Maratta in 1666.
Chiari worked mainly in Rome and his first known commission was the wall frescoes for the Marchionni chapel in Santa Maria del Suffragio of the Birth of the Virgin and Adoration of the Magi.
In 1686 he was commissioned to decorate the vault of Santa Maria Montesanto with an Assumption and in 1693 he worked in the Palazzo Barberini completing two ceiling frescoes of the Birth of Pindar and Apollo, Aurora and the Seasons. His largest ceiling fresco was for the Palazzo Colonna in around 1700 of Hercules introducing Marcantonio Colonna to Olympus.
One of his most important patrons in the early part of the 18th century was pope Clemente XI who commissioned him to paint the nave in San Clemente and the nave of San Giovanni in Laterano.
His last work was the Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist in Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci.
He was the director of the Accademia di San Luca from 1723 until 1725.
He died in 1727 leaving a large amount of work in the palaces and churches of Rome.
Giuseppe Chiari Art in Rome
Santa Maria in Cosmedin
San Silvestro in Capite
Madonna and Child with Saint Anthony
Santa Maria di Loreto
San Salvatore in Lauro
Santa Maria in Montesanto
Saint Clement in Glory
Saint Peter's Basilica
San Giovanni in Laterano
Sant'Ignazio di Loyola
Sant'Andrea al Quirinale
Glory of Angels
San Francesco di Paola
San Francesco surrounded by Angels
San Francesco a Ripa
Santa Maria del Suffragio
Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica at Palazzo Corsini
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