"Albani, Francesco (1578-1660)" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Wednesday 27th April 2011
Francesco Albani, Italian painter, was born and died in Bologna in 1578-1660. He was a pupil of D.Calvaert and of G.Reni; since 1595 worked in the workshop of the Carracci. Albani participated in decoration of the hall of Enea in Palazzo Fava and of the oratory of S.Colombano in Bologna.
In 1601-1602 he lived in Rome and collaborated with Annibale Carracci in decoration of Galleria Doria Pamphili; and according to designs of his master executed the frescoes of the Cappella Herrera in Chiesa di S.Giacomoi degli Spagnoli (1602-07, now in Prado and in Museum of Barcellona). His other works are: frescoes Fall of Fetonte and Council of the Gods (Palazzo Giustiniani, Bassano di Sutri (1609-10)); frescoes in Palazzo Verospi; collaboration with G.Reni at Montecavallo; Chiesa di S.Maria della Pace (Rome); Palazzo Mattei (Rome); Four Elements (Pinacoteca, Turin); Danza degli amorini (Milan, Brera); Tondi Borghese (Galleria Borghese, Rome); Diana and Attheon and Venus and Adone (Louvre, Paris); Tasso's landscapes (Galleria Colonna). After return to Bologna, Albani hadn't got as much success as he had before, and some of few fortunate works of this period are Annunciation (Chiesa di S.Bartolomeo, Bologna, 1633) and frescoes in Chiesa di S.Maria di Galliera.As you visit 'Albani, Francesco (1578-1660)' you may also like following articles . . .