Pietro da Cortona

Pietro da Cortona

Self-Portrait - Pietro da Cortona

Years of life: 1596 – 1669
Art Movement: Roman High Baroque
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology
Country: Italy
Century: XVII

Virtuoso architect, decorator, and painter who had great success after by Catholic grandees in Italy and France. Known as the key creator of Roman High Baroque, he is the author of grand illusionistic murals which present a dramatic, richly varied spectacle of people, architecture, landscape, and all the colors of the rainbow.

Pietro da Cortona’s major works are Allegory of Divine Providence and Barberini Power, 1633–39 (Rome: Palazzo Barberini); Glorification of the Reign of Urban VIII, 1633–39 (Rome: Palazzo Barberini); Allegories of Virtue and Planets, 1640–47 (Florence: Palazzo Pitti).


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


  • Self-Portrait


  • Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence

    Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence

  • Pope Urbanus VIII (Maffeo Barberini)


    Pope Urbanus VIII (Maffeo Barberini)   •  1627

  • The Golden Age


    The Golden Age   •  1637

  • Return of Hagar


    Return of Hagar   •  1637

  • The Martyrdom of Saint Stephen


    The Martyrdom of Saint Stephen   •  1660

  • Virgin and Child with Saints

    Virgin and Child with Saints

  • The Triumph of Divine Providence

    between 1633 and 1639

    The Triumph of Divine Providence  •  between 1633 and 1639

  • Romulus and Remus Given Shelter by Faustulus


    Romulus and Remus Given Shelter by Faustulus   •  1634

  • Rape of the Sabine Women


    Rape of the Sabine Women  •  1627–1629

  • Pietà

    between 1620 and 1625

    Pietà  •  between 1620 and 1625

  • The Guardian Angel


    The Guardian Angel   •  1656

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