Caravaggio, Polidoro da (1490/1500-1543)

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Polidoro da Caldara, named Polidoro da Caravaggio, Italian painter, was born in Caravaggio, Bergamo in circa 1490/1500 and died in Messina in 1543. He began his artistic activity in the work-shop of Raphael, first as a stucco-maker and later as fresco-maker in decoration of Logge Vaticane. His first autonomous work was decoration of Cappella della Passione in S.Maria della Pieta' in Vatican (1522-1523). In circa 1525 he frescoes Cappella di Fra'Mariano Fetti in the church S.Sebastiano al Quirinale. Often in collaboration with the other painters, he decorated the facades of numerous Roman palaces (Palazzo Gaddi, Palazzo Milesi, Palazzo Ricci). After the sack of Rome in 1527 Polidoro moved to Naples and Sicily: Andata al Calvario, executed before 1534 for the church of Annunziata dei Catalani in Messina (now in Naples, Mus. di Capodimonte).

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