(1596 - 1669)
Pietro Da Cortona was active/lived in Italy. Pietro Cortona is known for baroque painting-religious subjects.
Biography Pietro Cortona
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An Italian painter in the High Baroque style, Pietro da Cortona was born in Corona, Tuscany, with the name of Pietro Berrettini. He is best known for his fresco ceiling painting and for architectural design. He also trained many artists who, in turn, promoted his Grand Manner style.
Many members of his family were artisans. He apprenticed in Florence and then in Rome, where he joined the studio of Baccio Ciarpi. Through influential papal connections, he gained prestigious fresco decoration commissions including the ceiling fresco decoration of Santa Maria in Vallicella in Rome. He became one of the most recognized Italian artists of his time including election as Director of the Academy of St. Luke in R
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