Guido Reni

Bologna 04/11/1575 - Bologna 18/08/1642

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Guido Reni,  (b. Nov. 4, 1575, Bologna, Papal States [Italy]—d. Aug. 18, 1642, Bologna), early Italian Baroque painter noted for the classical idealism of his renderings of mythological and religious subjects. First apprenticed to the Flemish painter Denis Calvaert at the age of 10, Reni was later influenced by the novel naturalism of the Carracci, a Bolognese family of painters. In 1599 he was received into the guild of painters, and after 1601 he divided his time between his studios in Bologna and Rome. Upon gaining prominence Reni surrounded himself with helpers—such ...

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