Baglione, Giovanni (Rome 1573-1644)

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Giovanni Baglione, Italian painter and historian of Italian art, was born and died in Rome in 1573-1644. His main works executed in late Roman mannerist style are frescoes in Cappella Paolina in the church Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. In 1639 he published "Le nove chiese di Roma" (The nine churches of Rome) and in 1642 "Le vite de'pittori, scultori e architetti" (The lives of painters, sculptors and architects). This last work is considered to be quite important because of objectivity of descriptions and plenty of information.

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