GUIDO RENI
(1575-1642)
 
Guido Reni: Atalanta and Hipomenes, c.1612.
Guido Reni, Atalanta and Hipomenes,c.1612,
oil on canvas, 206 x 297 cm, Prado Museum, Madrid.

 
  • Biography:
     
         Guido Reni is a very famous baroque painter because of his special sense to paint mythological and religious scenes. Firstly, he had a formation in a studio of a flemish painter called Denis Calvaert, Reni met Domenichino and Albani in this place. In 1593, he entered in the Accademia degli Incamminati set by Carracci brothers. This is why his picture is marked by a strong classicism.
     
         During 1600-1614 he worked in Rome and completed his formation studying Raphael and Caravaggio production. Later, he came back to Bologne and set his own academy.
     
  • Guido Reni┤s pictures:
     
    Guido Reni: Massacre of the Innocents, 1611. Guido Reni, Massacre of the Innocents, 1611, oil on canvas, 268 x 170 cm, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Rome.
    Guido Reni: The Glory of St.Dominic, 1613. Guido Reni, The Glory of St.Dominic, 1613, fresco, S.Domenico, Bologna.
    Guido Reni: The Rape of Dejanira. Guido Reni, The Rape of Dejanira, oil on canvas, 259 x 193 cm, Louvre, Paris.
    Guido Reni: Aurora, 1614. Guido Reni, Aurora, 1614, fresco, Casino Rospigliosi, Palazzo Pallavicini, Rome.
    Guido Reni: The Rape of Helena, 1631. Guido Reni, The Rape of Helena, 1631, oil on canvas, Louvre, Paris.
    Guido Reni: Cleopatra, 1635-1640. Guido Reni, Cleopatra, 1635-1640, oil on canvas, 122 x 96 cm, Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence.

    Written by:
    Beatriz AragonÚs Escobar.
    Licentiate in Art History.


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