Pietro da Cortona


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Pietro da Cortona

real name Pietro Berrettini. 1596--1669, Italian baroque painter and architect
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This dramatic and elaborate pleasure house, built amid pines on the outskirts of Rome, was designed for the Marchese Marcello Sacehetti by his protege Pietro da Cortona in 1630.
Alongside Bernini and Borromini, who have long enjoyed the lion's share of attention in baroque architectural studies, we can now add Pietro da Cortona, who has been handsomely rewarded with this excellent monograph.
Palma Giovane, Pietro da Cortona, Parmigianino, Andrea Pozzo, Salvator Rosa, Jacopo Bassano and Carlo Dolci, a Medici favourite, were all present in the collection, as were two Netherlandish artists with close ties to Prince Eugene of Savoy, Jan Griffier and Jan van Huchtenberg, who painted a sequence commemorating the great battles of that firm Habsburg ally
In addition to her formal analysis of the artistic influence of Bernini, Pietro da Cortona, and Borromini, she also traces that of their followers and workshop members, including Johann Paul Schor and Giovanni Giardini.
The catalogue reveals the scale of investment in new tapestry designs from artists such as Rubens, Pietro da Cortona and Charles Le Brun, but equally thought-provoking is the continued revival of older designs (for example the Gobelms Triumphs of the Gods, after models woven for Pope Leo x in the 1520s)--and their frequent misattribution to great masters such as Raphael, Michelangelo and Titian.
Of these original altars, two have sculptural decorations (Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Cathedra Petri and Alessandro Algardi's San Leo), and the third is an amalgam (of a painting by Pietro da Cortona and a cyborium by Bemini); thirteen painted altarpieces survive elsewhere.
Bellori's fastidious temperament withdrew from Bernini like horns on a snail, but it appears that he considered Pietro da Cortona no less insufferable.
Somewhat like the three tenors, the architectural triumvirate of Bernini, Borromini and Pietro da Cortona, who directed Rome's artistic production for almost four decades from the 1630s to the 1670s, dominate the show.
These can be recognised as his work particularly by the notably individual handling of trees and foliage, as well as by the highly-coloured palette, both of which show his debt to Domenichino, Bonzi and Pietro da Cortona.
Pietro da Cortona too was inspired by such a design in a drawing at Holkham Hall that has been linked to the period (1626/30) of the decorations he did at the Villa Sacchetti at Castelfusano.
24) One of a large group of drawings recently bequeathed to the Fogg by Paul Haldeman, the Standing nude youth compares favourably with other, similar studies by Pietro Dandini (1646-1712), a prolific Florentine painter who found inspiration in the work of Pietro da Cortona and Luca Giordano.