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Tomasz Rut, 1961 | Neo Baroque painter

Named one of the most collectible living artists, Tomasz Rut continues to expand the realm of contemporary figurative painting to the artistic limits reached only by the Great Masters of the past. Often compared to the epic works of the Antiquity, Renaissance and Baroque, his Classical artwork, inducted into The Vatican Collection by Pope Benedict XVI, resurrects the dormant tradition of figurative painting, emulating the style, harmonious elegance and passion in the spirit of Michelangelo, Raphael or Caravaggio, but does it in an eloquent, modern adaptation, accommodating the contemporary viewer.
Inspired by the mythological Greco-roman origins of our western culture, the content of Rut’s work is at once dreamlike and tangible.
Melding the sublime and the real, the artist seeks not to portray mythology as reality, but he transforms his subjects into sensuous, universal themes (...) that emanate from a unique, modern viewpoint, untinged by the all too frequent decadence, cynicism and confusion proliferating the art scene since Courbet's circa 1860 – exhortation: "Show me and angel and I'll paint you one".


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Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder | Baroque painter

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (1573-1621) was a Flemish-born Dutch still life painter and art dealer.
He is recognised as one of the earliest painters who created floral still lifes as an independent genre.
He founded a dynasty of painters who continued his style of floral and fruit painting and turned Middelburg into the leading centre for flower painting in the Dutch Republic.


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Timeline of Art History

An Art Period is a phase in the development of the work of an artist, groups of artists or art movement.
The history of art is immense and the earliest cave paintings pre-date writing by almost 27,000 years!

Ancient Classical art

Minoan art

Ancient Greek art

Roman art


Ancient Egyptian colors

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Massimo Stanzione (1585-1656) | Baroque painter


Massimo Stanzione was an Italian Baroque painter, mainly active in Naples, where he and his rival Jusepe de Ribera dominated the painting scene for several decades. Most of his work, in both oils and fresco (these usually for ceilings), depicted religious subjects.
A papal knight, he is often referred to as Cavalliere Massimo Stanzione, especially in older sources.
Born in Frattamaggiore, Naples in 1585, Massimo Stanzione was influenced by Caravaggio.
What distinguished Massimo’s art from that of Caravaggio's was that he combined the latter's dramatically lit and brutally realistic style with the classical and lyrical manner of Bolognesi painters, earning him the nickname of the Napolitan Guido Reni.

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Giovanni Paolo Pannini (1691-1765) | Baroque painter


Giovanni Paolo Panini or Pannini was a painter and architect who worked in Rome and is primarily known as one of the vedutisti ("view painters").
As a painter, Panini is best known for his vistas of Rome, in which he took a particular interest in the city's antiquities.
Among his most famous works are his view of the interior of the Pantheon (on behalf of Francesco Algarotti), and his vedute - paintings of picture galleries containing views of Rome.

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Abraham Brueghel (1631-1690) Baroque painter

Abraham Brueghel was a Flemish painter from the famous Brueghel family of artists.
He emigrated at a young age to Italy where he played an important role in the development of the style of decorative Baroque still lifes.

Early life

Abraham was born in Antwerp, the son of Jan Brueghel the Younger, the grandson of Jan Brueghel the Elder and the great-grandson of Pieter Brueghel the Elder. Much of his artistic training came from his father Jan Brueghel the Younger, prolific painter and regular collaborator with Rubens.
Abraham showed great promise as an artist from an early age, and started to make a name for himself in his teenage years. His father sold one of Abraham's floral still lives when he was only 15 years old.


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Francesco Solimena (1657-1747) | Baroque painter


Francesco Solimena was a prolific Italian painter🎨 of the Baroque era🎨, one of an established family of painters and draughtsmen.
Francesco Solimena was born in Canale di Serino, province Avellino.
He received early training from his father, Angelo Solimena, with whom he executed a Paradise for the cathedral of Nocera (a place where he spent a big part of his life) and a Vision of St. Cyril of Alexandria for the church of San Domenico at Solofra.

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Royal Palace of Caserta | A triumph of Italian Baroque


The Royal Palace of Caserta is a former royal residence in Caserta, southern Italy, constructed by the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies as their main residence as kings of Naples.
It is one of the largest palaces erected in Europe during the 18th century.
In 1997, the palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site; its nomination described it as "the swan song of the spectacular art of the Baroque, from which it adopted all the features needed to create the illusions of multidirectional space".

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Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669) | Baroque painter


Pietro da Cortona, French Pierre de Cortone, original name Pietro Berrettini, Italian🎨 architect, painter, and decorator, an outstanding exponent of Baroque style🎨.
Pietro studied in Rome from about 1612 under the minor Florentine painters Andrea Commodi and Baccio Ciarpi and was influenced by antique sculpture and the work of Raphael🎨.

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Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) | Baroque painter


Velázquez🎨 was born in 1599 in Seville in southern Spain, at that time an important city with a thriving artistic community. At the age of eleven, Velázquez was apprenticed to Francisco Pacheco, Seville's most significant artist and art theorist.
From Pacheco, Velázquez learned the technical skills of drawing and painting, still-life and portraiture and soon surpassed his master. Unlike the more traditional Pacheco, he responded to the techniques of modern innovators such as Caravaggio🎨. (Caravaggio was famous for his dark, dramatically lit works and un-idealised models. Copies of his paintings spread all over Europe.)

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Luca Carlevarijs (1663-1730) | Baroque Era / Veduta painter


Luca Carlevarijs or Carlevaris was an Italian painter and engraver working mainly in Venice.
He pioneered the genre of the cityscapes (vedute) of Venice, a genre that was later widely followed by artists such as Canaletto🎨 and Francesco Guardi🎨.
Carlevarijs was born in Udine. He was also known as 'Luca Casanobrio' or 'Luca di ca Zenobrio', for his patronage by the latter family.
He worked principally in Venice, where he also died. His daughter, Marianna Carlevarijs (1703-1750) learned the art of pastel portraiture from Rosalba Carriera🎨.


Carlevarijs visited Rome. Here he was influenced by the Dutch painter Caspar van Wittel🎨 (often called Vanvitelli), who was a long-term resident of Rome.
Van Wittel🎨 was the pioneer of the genre of vedute of Rome. Carlevarijs then started to create vedute of Venice, which are among the earliest Baroque depictions of the city.
He painted landscapes, sea-pieces and perspective views. His works included cityscapes with a topological interest as well as imaginary landscapes with ruins.
He completed over a hundred etchings of views in Venice, which give an exact representation of the principal places in that city.
The painters Canaletto🎨, Francesco Guardi🎨 and Antonio Visentini are said to have been influenced by his work or even have been his pupils.
His paintings and his set of 104 etched views of Venice, which were published in 1703, were the foundation on which Canaletto and Guardi built. Johan Richter collaborated with him.
He also collaborated with specialist figure painters who added the staffage into his landscapes or cityscapes. He worked mostly in Venice.| © Wikipedia












Luca Carlevarijs (talvolta anche Carlevaris) (Udine, 20 gennaio 1663 - Venezia, 12 febbraio 1730) è stato un pittore Italiano, considerato il primo vedutista veneziano del Settecento ed il precursore del Canaletto e degli altri vedutisti veneziani.
Originario del capoluogo friulano Udine, il pittore si recò nel 1679 a Venezia.
La sua prima opera datata, del 1708, è un ciclo di 100 stampe che illustrano i monumenti veneziani. Questo ciclo epocale segna l'inizio dell'interesse per il vedutismo.
Le vedute dipinte del Carlevarijs erano fortemente influenzate dalla pittura dei Paesi Bassi, non soltanto di Gaspare Vanvitelli🎨 (Gaspar van Wittel), ritenuto il fondatore del vedutismo in Italia, ma anche dei romanisti olandesi di fine Seicento, come Jan Asselijn, Jan Baptist Weenix e soprattutto Johannes Lingelbach.


Nel 1703 licenziò la grande raccolta di 104 acqueforti dedicate a Venezia.
Carlevarijs fu uno degli artisti veneziani più ricercati della sua epoca, anche per la produzione di Capricci in cui lasciava spazio alla fantasia ed alla descrizione di episodi della vita comune.
Luca Carlevarijs realizzò incisioni con vedute di Venezia. Nelle sue acqueforti le linee sono nervose e fluide.
La città viene vista riflessa come in uno specchio e la realtà come un gioco fantastico e variabile.


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Simone Cantarini (1612-1648) | Baroque painter


Simone Cantarini was born in Pesaro, in the Marches, a region which was a crossroads for artists from many parts of Italy.
Cantarini began his artistic training quite young, probably 1623-1625, in the studio of Giovanni Giacomo Pandolfi (?1570-1640?), a painter of religious works who combined the local naturalism with the mannerist style of the late sixteenth century.
After a brief trip to Venice, Cantarini moved to the shop of Claudio Ridolfi (?1570-1644), a student of Paolo Veronese🎨 (1528-1588).

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Fede Galizia (1578-1630) | Baroque painter


Born in 1578 in Milan, Italy, Fede Galizia, like many female artists of her time, was the daughter of a painter (a miniaturist), who is assumed to have taught her his craft.
Little is known of her life, but her skill as a painter was first noted by Italian historian Giovanni P. Lomazzo when she was just 12 years old, and she was widely considered a prodigy.

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Artus Wolffort (1581-1641) | Baroque painter


Artus Wolffort, Artus Wolffaert or Artus Wolffaerts (1581-1641) was a Flemish painter🎨 known mainly for his history paintings depicting religious and mythological scenes.
Wolffort and his work were not well known until the late 1970s and some of his paintings were even classified as early works by Rubens🎨.
His oeuvre was reconstructed from a fully signed work (Esther's Toilet in the Harem of Ahasuerus, original untraced, 10 copies of which one fully signed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London) and various paintings bearing a monogram.



In the beginning of his career Wolffort completed a number of commissioned altarpieces for churches in Antwerp such as the Ascension of the Virgin and the Assumption of the Virgin (St. Paul's Church, Antwerp, 1617).
He worked, however, mainly for private patrons for whom he painted mainly religious and, to a lesser extent, mythological subjects. Many of his works consist of life-size figures depicting scenes from the life of Christ.
He made a series of representations of the Twelve Apostles, the Four Evangelists and the Church Fathers, in half life-size.
If the attribution to Wolffort is correct, a genre painting called The scullery maid🎨 (probably 1633, M - Museum Leuven) shows that Wolffort also created genre scenes for the market.
His early works were in the classizing style of Otto van Veen.




Wolffort regularly used themes and motifs of van Veen in these early works, which were executed in a proto-Baroque style🎨.
This is obvious in the work Christ in the house of Simon the Pharisee (one version auctioned at Sotheby's 4 November 2009, London, lot 56, one version in the church of St. Martin, Bergues, and another in the New Gallery -Kassel, now considered a copy), which was originally considered a work by van Veen.
The composition itself is loosely based on Rubens' work of the same subject in the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, but reversed.
A more dynamic Baroque style influenced by Rubens🎨 arose after 1630. | © Wikipedia















Artus Wolffort noto anche come Artus Wolffaert, Artus Wolffaerts, con il cogmome Wolfart, Wolfert, Wolfordt, Wolffordt e Wolfort (Anversa, 1581 - Anversa, 1641) è stato un pittore Fiammingo🎨 noto principalmente per la sua pittura storica e per le scene religiose e mitologiche.
Wolffort e la sua opera non erano ben noti fino alla fine degli anni 1970 e alcuni dei suoi dipinti furono classificati come opere giovanili di Rubens🎨.
La sua opera è stata ricostruita da un'opera completamente firmata "La toilette di Esther nell'harem di Assuero", originale non rintracciato, 10 copie di cui una interamente firmata Victoria and Albert Museum a Londra e vari dipinti che portano un monogramma.
All'inizio della sua carriera Wolffort completò un certo numero di pale d'altare commissionate per chiese ad Anversa, come Ascensione della Vergine e Assunzione della Vergine (Chiesa di San Paolo ad Anversa, 1617).
Lavorò, tuttavia, principalmente per mecenati privati per i quali dipinse principalmente temi religiosi e, in misura minore, mitologici.
Molte delle sue opere consistono in figure a grandezza naturale raffiguranti scene della vita di Cristo.



La serie di rappresentazioni a grandezza dimezzata dei Dodici Apostoli, dei Quattro Evangelisti e dei Padri della Chiesa. Se l'attribuzione a Wolffort è corretta, un dipinto di genere La sguattera🎨 (probabilmente 1633, M - Museum Leuven) mostra che Wolffort creò anche scene di genere per il mercato.
I suoi primi lavori erano in stile classista di Otto van Veen. Wolffort usava regolarmente temi e motivi di van Veen in questi primi lavori, eseguiti in stile proto-barocco.
Questo è ovvio nel lavoro Cristo nella casa di Simone il fariseo (una versione battuta da Sotheby's il 4 novembre 2009, Londra, lotto 56, una versione nella chiesa di San Martino, a Bergues, e un'altra nela New Gallery -Kassel- (ora considerata una copia), che in origine era considerata di van Veen.
La composizione stessa è liberamente basata sul lavoro di Rubens dello stesso soggetto all'Ermitage, di San Pietroburgo, ma invertito.
Uno stile barocco più dinamico influenzato da Rubens🎨 sorse dopo il 1630. | © Wikipedia