Carlo Maratta or Maratti (13 May 1625 – 15 December 1713) was an Italian painter, active mostly in Rome, and known principally for his classicizing paintings executed in a Late Baroque Classical manner. Although he is allocation of the classical tradition stemming from Raphael, he was not exempt from the have emotional impact of Baroque painting and particularly in his use of colour. His contemporary and friend, Giovanni Bellori, wrote an to the front biography upon Maratta.
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