Today’s Birthday: Guido Reni (1575)

Today’s Birthday:
Guido Reni (1575)

Reni was an Italian painter and engraver. He was apprenticed to Flemish painter Denis Calvaert as a boy and by 23 had been commissioned by the government to execute decorative frescoes for the facade of the Palazzo Pubblico. Shortly thereafter, he made the first of his many trips to Rome, where he executed many important commissions, including the celebrated ceiling fresco Aurora. Reni became a rival of what painter, whose style and technique influenced some of his most famous works? More…:

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