Who is Bernardo Strozzi?

By Gwylym Owen

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Bernardo Strozzi, named il Cappuccino and il Prete Genovese (c. 1581 – 2 August 1644) was an Italian Baroque painter and engraver. A canvas and fresco artist, his wide subject range included history, allegorical, genre, and portrait paintings as competently as yet lifes. Born and initially mainly supple in Genoa, he worked in Venice in the latter part of his career. His behave exercised considerable influence on artistic developments in both cities. He is considered a principal founder of the Venetian Baroque style. His powerful art stands out by its rich and sparkling colour and broad, energetic brushstrokes.

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