Category:Roman Catholic Church painters
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The following 35 pages are in this category, out of 35 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Cherubino Alberti – Cherubino Alberti, also called Borghegiano, was an Italian engraver and painter. He is most often remembered for the Roman frescoes completed with his brother Giovanni Alberti during the papacy of Clement VIII. He was most prolific as an engraver of copper plates. Alberti was born in 1553 into family of artists. He was the second son of Alberto Alberti, his brothers Alessandro Alberti and Giovanni Alberti were artists as well. Alberti worked as an engraver, modeling his works after the inventions of other artists. His early influences included Raphael and contemporary art. Between 1575 he made engravings after works of Federico and Taddeo Zuccari. He also produced works based on ancient statues. Later in life Alberti decorated palaces and churches in fresco. His most famous work was the decoration of Sala Clementina in the Vatican, which he completed with his brother Giovanni. He painted in Via Lata. He may afterwards by studying the works of Agostino Carracci and Francesco Villamena. At his death in Rome Alberti was Director of the Academy of an association of artists. Over 180 engravings are attributed including: Portrait of Pope Gregory XIII.Cherubino Alberti – Portrait of Cherubini Alberti by Carlo Lasinio (1759-1838)
2. Fra Angelico – Fra Angelico was an Early Italian Renaissance painter described by Vasari in his Lives of the Artists as having "a rare and perfect talent". He was known to contemporaries as Fra Giovanni Angelico. In modern Italian he is called il Beato Angelico; the English name Fra Angelico means the "Angelic friar". In 1982 Pope John Paul II proclaimed his beatification, in recognition of the holiness of his life, thereby making the title of "Blessed" official. He is listed as Beatus Ioannes Faesulanus, cognomento Angelicus -- "Blessed Giovanni of Fiesole, known as ` the Angelic"'. Fra Angelico was born Guido di Pietro at Rupecanina towards the end of the 14th century. Nothing is known of his parents. He was baptized Guido or Guidolino. He was a member of the Dominican community at Fiesole. A contraction of frater, is a conventional title for a friar. According to Vasari, Fra Angelico initially received training as an illuminator, possibly working with his older brother Benedetto, also an illuminator. San Marco in Florence holds several manuscripts that are thought to be partly by his hand. The influence of the Sienese school is discernible in his work. This did not limit his art, which very soon became famous. A predella of the Altarpiece remains intact in London, a superb example of Fra Angelico's ability.Fra Angelico – Detail from Deeds of the Antichrist by Luca Signorelli (c. 1501) in Orvieto Cathedral, Italy
3. Jean Denis Attiret – Jean Denis Attiret was a French Jesuit painter and missionary to China. Attiret was born in Dole, France. He made himself a name as a portrait painter. While a Jesuit novice, he did paintings in the Cathedral of the Sodality Chapel. He was given the title Painter to the Emperor by the Qianlong Emperor. Because the emperor insisted on the use of a Chinese painting styles, Attiret's painting eventually became entirely Chinese in style. Most of his works were paintings of natural subjects such as trees, fish and other animals done on glass or silk. But they also include portraits of members of the imperial court; altogether he is credited with at least 200 portraits. After military campaigns in Central Asia, the Qianlong Emperor commissioned depictions of the battles. The work was carried out among them Attiret. The group produced 16 tableaux, which were engraved in France after Attiret's death in Beijing. Jesuit China missions Catholic Encyclopedia European Buildings with Chinese Characteristics Jean-Denis Attiret,'A Particular Account of the Emperor of China's gardens near Pekin', 1749.Jean Denis Attiret – The 1758 Victory of Khorgos, a 1774 engraving by Jacques-Philippe Le Bas (1707-1783), after Jean-Denis Attiret (1702-1768). Louvre Museum.
4. Fra Bartolomeo – He spent all his career until his mid-forties when he travelled to work in various cities, as far south as Rome. They both influenced the other. His portrait of Savonarola remains the most famous image of him. Some of his drawings are pure landscape sketches that are the earliest of this type from Italy. He was born in Savignano di Prato, Tuscany. He received the nickname of Baccio della Porta for his house was near the Gate of San Pier Gattolini. Starting by recommendation of Benedetto da Maiano, he apprenticed in the workshop of Cosimo Rosselli. He was one of the greatest painters of his time. In 1491 he began a collaboration with Mariotto Albertinelli. In the late 1490s Baccio was drawn to the teachings of Fra Girolamo Savonarola, who denounced what he viewed as corrupt contemporary art. Savonarola argued for art serving as a visual illustration of the Bible to educate those unable to read the book. From 1498 is his famous portrait of Savonarola, now in the Museo Nazionale di San Marco in Florence. He entered the convent of San Marco. He renounced painting for several years, not resuming until 1504 when he became the head of the monastery workshop to his superior. In that year he began a Vision of St. Bernard for Bernardo Bianco's family chapel in the Badia Fiorentina, finished in 1507.Fra Bartolomeo – Fra Bartolomeo: Christ with the Four Evangelists
5. Sandro Botticelli – Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, known as Sandro Botticelli, was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. Botticelli's posthumous reputation suffered until the 19th century; since then, his work has been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance painting. Among Botticelli's best-known works are The Birth of Venus and Primavera. Botticelli was born in the city of Florence to Mariano di Vanni d'Amedeo Filipepi. Vasari reported that Botticelli was initially trained by his brother Antonio. Influenced also by the monumentality of Masaccio's painting, it was from Lippi that Botticelli learned a more intimate and detailed manner. By 1470, Botticelli had his own workshop. The quality of the scene was hailed as one of Botticelli's pinnacles. In 1481, Pope Sixtus IV summoned Botticelli and prominent Florentine and Umbrian artists to fresco the walls of the Sistine Chapel. The iconological program was the supremacy of the Papacy. Sandro's contribution included the Temptations of Christ, Trial of Moses. Thus Vasari characterized the first printed Dante with Botticelli's decorations; he could not imagine that the new art of printing might occupy an artist. By 1499, both had been installed at Castello. In these works, the influence of Gothic realism is tempered by Botticelli's study of the antique. But if the painterly means may be understood, the subjects themselves remain fascinating for their ambiguity.Sandro Botticelli – Probable self-portrait of Botticelli, in his Adoration of the Magi (1475)
6. Caravaggio – Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was an Italian painter active in Rome, Naples, Malta, Sicily between 1592 and 1610. Caravaggio trained as a painter in Milan under Simone Peterzano who had himself trained under Titian. Caravaggio's innovation was a radical naturalism that combined close physical observation with a dramatic, even theatrical, use of chiaroscuro which came to be known as tenebrism. Thereafter he never lacked commissions or patrons, yet he handled his success poorly. In 1606 he killed a young man in a brawl and fled from Rome with a price on his head. He was involved in a brawl in Malta in 1608, another in Naples in 1609, possibly a deliberate attempt on his life by unidentified enemies. This encounter left him severely injured. Despite this, his influence on the new Baroque style that eventually emerged from the ruins of Mannerism was profound. The 20th-century art historian André Berne-Joffroy claimed: "What begins in the work of Caravaggio is, quite simply, modern painting." His mother, Lucia Aratori, came from a propertied family of the same district. In 1576 the family moved to Caravaggio to escape a plague which ravaged Milan, Caravaggio's father died there in 1577. Caravaggio left Milan for Rome in 1592, in flight after "certain quarrels" and the wounding of a police officer. He arrived in Rome "naked and extremely needy... without fixed address and without provision... short of money." Caravaggio left Cesari, determined to make his own way. At this point he forged some extremely important friendships, with the painter Prospero Orsi, the architect Onorio Longhi, the sixteen-year-old Sicilian artist Mario Minniti.Caravaggio – Chalk portrait of Caravaggio by Ottavio Leoni, circa 1621.
7. Giovanni Battista Gaulli – Giovanni Battista Gaulli, also known as Baciccio or Baciccia, was an Italian artist working in the High Baroque and early Rococo periods. Gaulli is best known in the Church of the Gesù in Rome, Italy. His work was influenced by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. He was born in Genoa, where his parents died from the plague of 1654. Gaulli initially apprenticed with Luciano Borzone. Painters such as Anthony van Dyck stayed in Genoa for a few years. In the 1660s, Gaulli experimented with linear style of Bolognese classicism. Gaulli was first noticed by the Genoese merchant of Pellegrino Peri, living in Rome. Peri introduced him to Gianlorenzo Bernini, who promoted him. Gaulli found patrons among a prominent Jesuit. In 1662, Gaulli was accepted into the Accademia di San Luca, where he was to later hold several offices. He received his first public commission for an altarpiece, in the church of San Rocco, Rome. Gaulli received private commissions for mythological and religious works. At his height, he was one of Rome's most esteemed portrait painters. He paint, though many drawings in many media have survived.Giovanni Battista Gaulli – Self-portrait, c. 1667
8. Geertgen tot Sint Jans – According to van Mander, Geertgen was probably a pupil of Albert van Ouwater, one of the first oil painters in the northern Low Countries. The assignment of Leiden as his birthplace is traceable to a 17th-century print by Jacob Matham, where he is referred to as Gerardus van Leydanus. There is no known archival evidence for this claim by Matham. This print of The Lamentation of Christ from 1620, shows in the lower left corner "Cum privil. Sa Cae. M. – Gerardus Leydanus Pictor ad S. Ia Bapt. Harlemi pinxit" indicating he was a painter from Leiden at St John the Baptist in Haarlem. In the lower corner it says "Theodorus Matham Sculpsit. Iac Matham excud.", which means that son Theo made the sketch from the painting, father Jacob Matham engraved it. It was printed in Haarlem in 1620, indicating that the painting was still there at that time. Both side panels are quite fragile and are located in separate museums today. Modern acceptance of Leiden as Geertgen's birthplace is roughly traceable to Johann Kessler's dissertation of 1930. He died, still in his twenties, in Haarlem, where he was buried in the commandry. Modern scholars have attempted to calculate the artist's date by Karel van Mander, published in 1604. Accordingly, Geertgen worked a maximum of ten years independently...Geertgen tot Sint Jans – Geertgen tot Sint Jans
9. Domenico Ghirlandaio – Domenico Ghirlandaio was an Italian Renaissance painter from Florence. He was part of the so-called "third generation" of the Florentine Renaissance, along with Verrocchio, Sandro Botticelli. Among the many apprentices that passed through his workshop, the most famous was Michelangelo. Ghirlandaio's particular talent was his ability to depict contemporary life and portraits of contemporary people within the context of religious narratives. This brought great popularity and many large commissions. He was born di Doffo Bigordi. Tommaso had two more children by his second wife, also named Antonia, whom he married in 1464. Domenico's half-sister Alessandra married the painter Bastiano Mainardi in 1494. Giorgio Vasari reported that Domenico was to his father, a goldsmith. The nickname "Il Ghirlandaio" came from his father, famed for creating the metallic garland-like headdresses worn by Florentine women. Ghirlandaio was eventually apprenticed to Alesso Baldovinetti to study mosaic. According to the historian Günter Passavent, Ghirlandaio was apprenticed in Florence to Andrea del Verrocchio. Ghirlandaio maintained a close association with the Umbrian painter Perugino. It is for his fresco cycles that he is best known. The frescos, executed from 1477 to 1478, depict two miraculous events associated with the death of Saint Fina.Domenico Ghirlandaio – Supposed self-portrait, from Adoration of the Magi, 1488
10. El Greco – Doménikos Theotokópoulos, most widely known as El Greco, was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. El Greco was born in Crete, at that part of the center of Post-Byzantine art. He became a master before traveling at age 26 to Venice, as other Greek artists had done. In 1570 he moved to Rome, where he opened a workshop and executed a series of works. During his stay in Italy, El Greco enriched his style with elements of Mannerism and of the Venetian Renaissance. In 1577, he moved to Toledo, Spain, where he lived and worked until his death. In Toledo, El Greco received several major commissions and produced his best-known paintings. El Greco's expressionistic style found appreciation in the 20th century. El Greco has been characterized by modern scholars as an artist so individual that he belongs to no conventional school. He is best known for often phantasmagorical pigmentation, marrying Byzantine traditions with those of Western painting. Geórgios Theotokópoulos, was a merchant and collector. Nothing is known about also Greek. Manoússos Theotokópoulos, spent the last years of his life in El Greco's Toledo home. El Greco received his initial training as an painter of a leading center of post-Byzantine art. Three years later, in June 1566, as a witness to a contract, he signed his name as μαΐστρος Μένεγος Θεοτοκόπουλος σγουράφος.El Greco – Portrait of a Man (presumed self-portrait of El Greco), c. 1595–1600, oil on canvas, 52.7 × 46.7 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, United States
11. Franz Ittenbach – Franz Ittenbach was a German religious painter from Königswinter, at the foot of the Drachenfels. Ittenbach began his education as a student of Kaufmann, then left to study under Franz Katz in Cologne. In 1832, Ittenbach became a pupil, at the age of the Düsseldorf Academy, where he also received private lessons from its president, Schadow. He is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. He associated himself mainly with three of his friends and fellow-students: Karl and Andreas Müller, Ernst Deger. The four men travelled about in Germany, painting together. From 1839 to 1842, Ittenbach lived in Italy. On his return, he stayed for some time. In 1849, he returned to Düsseldorf. He died there in 1879. Until his death he was a member of the artist club "Malkasten". Ittenbach persistently declined any commissions for mythological or pagan subjects. As a rule, he devoted his energies exclusively to decoration. He would precede the execution of his greatest works including confession and communion. There is also a remarkable "Holy Family" dated 1861, painted for Prince Liechtenstein in his private chapel near Vienna.Franz Ittenbach – "Self Portrait" (1857)
12. Filippo Lippi – Fra' Filippo Lippi, O.Carm. , also called Lippo Lippi, was an Italian painter of the Quattrocento. Lippi was born in Florence to Tommaso, a butcher, his wife. Both his parents died when he was still a child. He was to remain in residence in that priory until 1432. In his Lives of the Artists, Vasari says: "Instead of studying, he spent all his time scrawling those of others." The prior decided to give the opportunity to learn painting. It represents the coronation including many Bernardine monks. He was supported by the Medici family, who commissioned of The Annunciation and the Seven Saints. Even then the painter escaped by a rope made of his sheets. His escapades threw him from which he did not hesitate to extricate himself by forgery. His life is a tale of lawsuits, complaints, scandal. Vasari relates Lippi's visits to Ancona and Naples, enslavement in Barbary, where his skill in portrait-sketching helped to release him. Louis Gillet, writing for the Catholic Encyclopedia, considers this account "assuredly nothing but a romance". From 1431 to 1437 his career is not accounted for.Filippo Lippi – Selfportrait of Fra' Filippo Lippi
13. Michelangelo – Considered to be the greatest artist during his lifetime, he has since also been described as one of the greatest artists of all time. A number of Michelangelo's works of painting, sculpture, architecture rank among the most famous in existence. He sculpted two of his best-known works, David, before the age of thirty. As an architect, Michelangelo pioneered the Mannerist style at the Laurentian Library. At the age of 74, he succeeded the Younger as the architect of St. Peter's Basilica. Michelangelo transformed the plan so that the western end was finished to his design, as was the dome, after his death. Michelangelo was unique as the Western artist whose biography was published while he was alive. In his lifetime he was often called Il Divino. One of the qualities most admired by his contemporaries was his terribilità, a sense of awe-inspiring grandeur. Michelangelo was born on 6 March 1475 in Caprese near Arezzo, Tuscany. At the time of Michelangelo's birth, his father was the Judicial administrator of local administrator of Chiusi. Michelangelo's mother was Neri del Miniato di Siena. The Buonarrotis claimed to descend from the Countess Mathilde of Canossa; this claim Michelangelo himself believed it. Several months after Michelangelo's birth, the family returned to Florence, where he was raised. Along with the milk of my nurse I received the knack of handling hammer, with which I make my figures."Michelangelo – Portrait of Michelangelo by Daniele da Volterra
14. Antonio Moscheni – Antonio Moscheni was a Jesuit brother and painter, known best for his elaborate fresco decoration of the church of the St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, India. Moscheni was born in Stezzano, Province of Bergamo, Italy. He was sent to study painting at the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo. He then went to Rome to study the masterpieces of the Vatican. Fresco painting now became several of his works can be found in churches of the Bergamo area. At the age of 35, Moscheni renounced the prospect of a worldy career, joined the Society of Jesus. It took him a little over two years to complete the work. Less known but strikingly unusual, he depicted the Hindu goddess of Knowledge, Saraswati, on the college fittings. The coat of arms, painted above the stage, is embellished with Sanskrit phrase: Satyam eva Jayate. The bishop of Cochin called him in 1905. Moscheni had hardly completed the work in the sanctuary of the Cochin cathedral when he fell sick: a case of acute dysentery that ultimately proved fatal. He was buried in the Jesuit cemetery there. The Saint Aloysius Chapel remains a unique case of Italian art in India. It attracts thousands of every year. Coelho, J.: "Inspired Jesuit Painter and Artist", in Jesuit Profiles, Anand, 1991, pp. 289–297.Antonio Moscheni – A self-portrait of Antonio Moscheni.
15. Edith Pfau – Sister Edith Pfau, S.P. was an American painter, sculptor and art educator known for her religious works and commissions. Born Alberta Henrietta Pfau in Jasper, Indiana, she began drawing at a very early age. Later in her life she recalled, "I always was attracted to faces. I find faces everywhere, even in scribbles on the wall." Pfau entered the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1933 at the age of 18, taking the religious name Sister Edith. Her main ministry as a Sister was teaching English in Indiana, Illinois, Washington, D.C. California and Taiwan. Pfau earned a bachelor's degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 1941. A doctorate in education followed from Ball State University in 1971. As an academic, she focused in secondary Catholic education. Pfau also completed numerous summer sessions from The Catholic University of America. Pfau worked in a variety of media including oil, tempera, ceramics, polymer, wood and sculpture, silkscreen and acrylic. Well-known works include "Stations of the Cross", "Madonna and Child", "St. Joseph and Child". She became known for religious paintings, often utilizing intersections of straight and curved lines and overlapping shapes. Her painting "Mater Salvatoris" is an example of this technique. Several of her screen print card designs were produced by Community Art Chicago in the 1950s.Edith Pfau – Sister Edith in 1977.
16. Ivan Ranger – Johann Baptist Ranger was a Tyrolese baroque painter. Ranger entered the monastic order as a child. He started to paint early and in its artistic workshops in northern Italy and southern Germany. His paintings were stylistically original compositions. The order's treasures, such as other valuables, were scattered or destroyed, its activities left to be lost in time. Ranger's frescoes were preserved on arched ceilings and walls since their creation. Ranger had enormous importance and influence in the many works painted later. The Paulist order school of workshop continued in that way its activity in north-western Croatia long after Ranger's time.Ivan Ranger – Gothic vaulting in the parish church in Lepoglava. To the left is the original Gothic vaulting. To the right is the sanctuary vault painted in Baroque style by Ivan Ranger
17. Raphael – Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period. Raphael was enormously productive, running an unusually large workshop and, despite his death at 37, leaving a large body of work. Many of his works are found in the Vatican Palace, where the frescoed Raphael Rooms were the the largest, work of his career. The best known work is The School of Athens in the Vatican Stanza della Segnatura. After his early years in Rome much of his work was executed by his workshop with considerable loss of quality. He was extremely influential in his lifetime, though outside Rome his work was mostly known from his collaborative printmaking. His poem to Federico shows him as keen to show awareness of Early Netherlandish artists as well. In the very small court of Urbino he was probably more integrated into the central circle of the ruling family than most court painters. Under them, the court continued for literary culture. Social skills stressed by Vasari. They became good friends. Raphael mixed easily in the highest circles throughout one of the factors that tended to give a misleading impression of effortlessness to his career. He did not receive a humanistic education however; it is unclear how easily he read Latin.Raphael – Presumed Portrait of Raphael
18. Jacopo Ripanda – Jacopo Ripanda was an Italian painter of the Renaissance era. Little is known of the work of this painter, though he was highly admired in his lifetime. This apparatus made Ripanda famous. As a result of his optical device, he was able to produce detailed drawings of the designs. These were published by Girolamo Muziano. The fame of these works was enough to attract the patronage of the Pope and other church officials. The paintings in the Sala della Lupa still exist. In 1505-7 Ripanda painted chiaroscuro frescoes depicting the lives of Julius Caesar and Trajan. These formed part of the palace of Cardinal Fazio Santorio. However, these paintings longer survive. Ripanda's Vatican commissions were cancelled by Pope Alexander's successor Pope Julius II. However, he apparently executed decorations in 1513. His known work is a sketchbook dated 1516, presumed to be around the date of his death. His work influenced Baldassare Peruzzi's own chiaroscuro frescoes of the life of Trajan in the episcopal palace of Ostia.Jacopo Ripanda – Hannibal Crossing the Alps, one of Ripanda's frescoes for the Palazzo dei Conservatori.
19. Peter Paul Rubens – Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish Baroque painter. Rubens was a prolific artist. The catalogue of his works by Michael Jaffé lists 1,403 pieces, excluding numerous copies made in his workshop. His commissioned works were mostly "history paintings", which included religious and mythological subjects, hunt scenes. Rubens in later life painted several landscapes. He designed prints, well as his own house. He also oversaw the ephemeral decorations of the royal entry into Antwerp by the Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand in 1635. His drawings are mostly extremely forceful but not overly detailed. He also made great use of oil sketches as preparatory studies. For altarpieces he sometimes painted on slate to reduce reflection problems. He was born to Maria Pypelincks. Following Jan Rubens' imprisonment for the affair, Peter Paul Rubens was born in 1577. The family returned to Cologne the next year. In 1589, two years after his father's death, Rubens moved with his mother Maria Pypelincks to Antwerp, where he was raised as a Catholic. Religion figured prominently in much of his work and Rubens later became one of the leading voices of the Catholic Counter-Reformation style of painting.Peter Paul Rubens – Self-portrait, 1623, Royal Collection
20. Antoine Sublet – Antoine Sublet was a French painter. Antoine Sublet was born in Lyon. He became particularly close to the Carthusian Order. He painted frescoes inside the Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon. Additionally, he painted the vault from 1860 to 1863. While he was living in Rome, Italy, he worked for painter Charles Soulacroix. His painting entitled The Apparition of the Sacred Heart to Marguerite-marie Alacoque is displayed inside the Church of Saint-Bruno des Chartreux in Lyon. He died in Paris.Antoine Sublet – The Holy Trinity
21. Tintoretto – Tintoretto was an Italian painter and a notable exponent of the Renaissance school. For his phenomenal energy in painting he was termed Il Furioso. Comin translates to the spice cumin in the local language. He was born as the eldest of 21 children. Giovanni, was tintore; hence the son got the nickname of Tintoretto, little dyer, or dyer's boy, anglicized as Tintoret. The family originated from Brescia, in Lombardy, then part of the Republic of Venice. Older studies gave the Tuscan town of Lucca as the origin of the family. This was supposedly towards 1533, when Titian was already fifty-six years of age. Active disparagement also was not wanting, but it passed unnoticed by Tintoretto. Afterwards Tintoretto frequently worked by night as well as by day. Tintoretto's junior, was much in his company. Tintoretto helped Schiavone gratis in wall-paintings; and in many subsequent instances he worked also for nothing, thus succeeded in obtaining commissions. The two earliest mural paintings of Tintoretto -- done, for next to no pay -- are said to have been a Cavalry Fight. These are both long since perished, as are all his frescoes, early or later. It was followed by some historical subject, which Titian was candid enough to praise.Tintoretto – Detail of a self-portrait
22. Jacopo Torriti – Jacopo Torriti or Turriti was an Italian painter and mosaic maker who lived in the 13th century. He worked especially in the apse of San Giovanni in Laterano and Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. Those in the Lateran were carried out with the Franciscan friar, Jacopo Camerino. They were executed between 1287 and 1292, though in imitation of the style of Cimabue. There are no written documents about his life. In 1291 he signed the apse mosaics in the basilica San Giovanni in Rome, nearly all redone in 1878. The mosaics of the apse in Santa Maria Maggiore were executed in 1295. They depict the Coronation of the Virgin by Christ in a large medallion. The medallion is encircled with this probably original from the 4th century. The walls are decorated from the life of Mary. The apse of Santa Maria Maggiore is the most important surviving example from the late Middle Ages. In France, a painting of Jacopo Torriti is exposed at the Museum of Grenoble. Italycyberguide Bryan, Michael. Walter Armstrong & Robert Edmund Graves, ed. Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical.Jacopo Torriti – Coronation of the Virgin by Torritti.
23. Gregorio Vasquez de Arce y Ceballos – Most of the artwork of Vázquez depicts the life of Christ, Virgin Mary, the Saints and scenes of the New Testament. Vázquez was born in a criollo family of Andalusian origin. The Vasquez family emigrated in the 16th century. He received art classes as apprentice of the painter Baltasar de Vargas Figueroa. In 1701 Vasquez went due to his involvement with the kidnapping of Doña María Teresa de Orgaz from the Santa Clara Convent. When he left the jail, he went insane, never painting again. Finally, he died in Bogotá. In 1863 the Colombian government placed a conmemorative plaque in the house where Vasquez was died. Brief biography @ ColarteGregorio Vasquez de Arce y Ceballos – “Los desposorios místicos de Santa Catalina” (Mystic weddings of St catalina) by Gregorio Vasquez, painted around 1700. Capilla del Sagrario, Bogotá, Colombia