Orazio Gentileschi

Orazio Gentileschi

Portrait of Orazio Gentileschi by Lucas Emil Vorsterman after Sir Anthony van Dyck for “The Iconography”, c. 1630

Years of life: 1563 – 1639
Artist's students: Artemisia Gentileschi
Art Movement: Mannerism (Late Renaissance)
Painting School: Caravaggisti
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology
Country: Italy
Century: XVII

Remarkable Tuscan artist. Born in Pisa, he settled in Rome in 1576. His work was influenced by Caravaggio but without his wild energy and imagination. In 1626 he became court painter to Charles I of England.

Orazio Gentileschi’s major works are The Lute Player, c. 1610 (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art); Annunciation, c. 1621–23 (Turin: Galleria Sabauda); Lot and his Daughters, 1622 (J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles); Cupid and Psyche, 1610s (St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum).

References:

  1. Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.

Artworks:

  • Young Woman Playing a Violin

    1612

    Young Woman Playing a Violin  •  1612

  • Madonna

    Madonna

  • Madonna and Child

    1610

    Madonna and Child   •  1610

  • Martha rebukes her sister Mary

    1620

    Martha rebukes her sister Mary  •  1620

  • St Francis Supported by an Angel

    1603

    St Francis Supported by an Angel   •  1603

  • St Francis and the Angel

    between 1612 and 1613

    St Francis and the Angel   •  between 1612 and 1613

  • Mary Magdalene

    1615

    Mary Magdalene   •  1615

  • Saint Cecilia with an Angel

    between 1618 and 1621

    Saint Cecilia with an Angel   •  between 1618 and 1621

  • Rest on the Flight into Egypt

    between 1625 and 1626

    Rest on the Flight into Egypt   •  between 1625 and 1626

  • Madonna and Child in a landscape

    1621 - 1624

    Madonna and Child in a landscape   •  1621 - 1624

  • The Lute Player

    1612-1620

    The Lute Player  •  1612-1620

  • Lot and his daughters

    between 1622 and 1623

    Lot and his daughters   •  between 1622 and 1623

  • Landscape with St Christopher

    between 1605 and 1610

    Landscape with St Christopher   •  between 1605 and 1610

  • Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes

    from 1621 until 1624

    Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes   •  from 1621 until 1624

  • Jesus asleep on the cross

    Jesus asleep on the cross

  • Finding of Moses

    between 1630 and 1633

    Finding of Moses   •  between 1630 and 1633

  • Cupid and Psyche

    late 1610s

    Cupid and Psyche   •  late 1610s

  • The Annunciation

    1623

    The Annunciation   •  1623

  • David Contemplating the Head of Goliath

    1610

    David Contemplating the Head of Goliath  •  1610

  • Public Felicity Triumphant over Dangers

    between 1624 and 1625

    Public Felicity Triumphant over Dangers  •  between 1624 and 1625

  • Danae

    1623

    Danae  •  1623

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