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Domenichino. Italian Baroque painter born on this day in 1581

25 days ago   |   By Chez Namaste Nancy

Your own personal guardian angel protects you from your own personal demon. I hope you find this comforting. But perhaps Domenichino meant it to be in 1615, and today is his birthday.
Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries Domenichino's paintings were regarded as second only to those of Raphael , but in the mid-19th century he fell from favour. His importance as a Baroque classicist was recognized again only in the 20th century.
His work is marked by lucid and balanced compositions , even and serene lighting and subdued colours, and the sober expressions and restrained gestures of its...
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