Benefial, Marco (1684-1764)

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Marco Benefial, Italian painter, was born and died in Rome in 1684-1764. He was one of the initiators of the neoclassic reaction to the Roman baroque academism. His works could show the influence of A.Carracci, of Bologna's school of the 17th century, of Raphael and ancient sculpture: Storia di S.Margherita da Cortona (1732, Rome, Chiesa dell'Aracoeli); Ritratto di famiglia and San Francesco Saverio (Rome, Gall.Naz,d'Arte Antica); collaboration on frescoes in St John Lateran; Flagellazione (Rome, Chiesa delle Stimmate); Morte di Sant'Agnese (Rome, Chiesa della SS.Trinita'); Trasfigurazione (Vetralla, Chiesa di Sant'Andrea).

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