Fine Arts Presentations

 An e.Gallery for Artists Sacchi, Andrea [Italian, 1599-1661] 

Artists

Ethnicity

Collections

Movements

Centuries

 Sponsored by:  Purchase TextAds 
Fine Art Presentations Support
We need YOUR help! Our support comes from those who appreciate our Gallery.

Home

Index

Search

Contact

About

 Navigate: Home → Site index  → Italian  → Sacchi Andrea  [Link Partners]  [Help]    Help support the e.Gallery!   

Sacchi, Andrea [Italian, 1599-1661]


[ 17th Century Artists | Baroque Artists ]
portrait

An Italian painter, one of the leading artists of his day in Rome. He was a pupil of Albani, but he was inspired chiefly by Raphael, and with the sculptors Algardi and Duquesnoy he became the chief exponent of the style sometimes called ‘High Baroque Classicism.’ In defence of the classical princples of order and moderation, Sacchi engaged in a controversy in the Academy of St Luke with Pietro da Cortona on the question of whether history paintings should have few figures (as Sacchi maintained) or many (Cortona). Sacchi's ideas were more immediately influential, but his ponderous ceiling fresco of Divine Wisdom (1629–33) in the Palazzo Barberini in Rome is completely outshone by Cortona's exhilarating ceiling of the Grand Salone in the same building.

Sacchi, indeed, was at his best on a much smaller scale — in altarpieces such as the grave, introspective Vision of St Romuald (Vatican, c. 1631) and in portraits. His most important pupil was Maratti. Sacchi also worked as an architect, designing the Chapel of St Catherine of Siena (1637–39) in the Sacristy of Sta Maria sopra Minerva, a work of refined classical purity. He was a fine draughtsman.

Save 28% on all orders of posters, art, photography and more at AllPosters.com! Code: DECOR316 (ends

  Sacchi, Andrea [Italian, 1599-1661]

bLog Link

More info from ArtCyclopedia 



No Galleries
Previous Level Top Level

Click here to purchase related items. from Amazon.com.
(6 Images, Page 1 of 1)
Size: 107 KB
Dims: 594 x 750
Type: JPG
File: pasquili.jpg
Title: Marcantonio Pasquilini Crowned by Apollo
[thumbnail of pasquili.jpg]
Size: 120 KB
Dims: 771 x 1042
Type: JPG
File: 3magdale.jpg
Title: The Three Magdelenes
[thumbnail of 3magdale.jpg]
Size: 88 KB
Dims: 720 x 1045
Type: JPG
File: francis.jpg
Title: St. Francis Marrying Poverty
[thumbnail of francis.jpg]
Size: 46 KB
Dims: 755 x 865
Type: JPG
File: merlini.jpg
Title: Portrait of Monsignor Clemente Merlini
[thumbnail of merlini.jpg]
Size: 110 KB
Dims: 650 x 1142
Type: JPG
File: romuald.jpg
Title: The Vision of St. Romuald
[thumbnail of romuald.jpg]
Size: 580 KB
Dims: 1000 x 812
Type: JPG
File: three_ages_of_man-la
Title: The Three Ages of Man
[thumbnail of three_ages_of_man-la]
(6 Images, Page 1 of 1)

Powell's Books Ad
Entwicklungsstörungen Bei Kindern Und ...Rudolf Steiner Und Die FrauenFoundations of Waldorf Education #2: Pr ...An Occult Physiology: Eight Lectures by ...

All images, pictures, etc. contained here are gleaned from Usenet, or some other public access archive. We believe all entries to be in the public domain and, therefore, are without restriction for personal use. Should you want to use any image on this site for commercial purposes, you will need to consult with a competent attorney to determine your rights. If you see errors or omissions (e.g., missing artists, artist not cross-referenced by century or ethnicity), or if you own the copyright to an image displayed here, please contact us.


 Fine Arts Presentations v1.5h
 Copyright 1990-2017 The e.Lib, Inc. 
10582993 total hits since September 18th; 26694 hits today 
Page last updated on November 15, 2016 at 15:29:58 
Powered by Thinking!           [Valid RSS]