Cavalier d'Arpino (1568-1640) (Giuseppe Cesari)

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Giuseppe Cesari named il Cavalier d'Arpino, Italian painter, was born in Arpino, Frosinone in 1568 and died in Rome in 1640. He was involved in the big decoration works in Rome: Cappella Olgiati in Santa Prassede (1592); big hall of the Palazzo dei Conservatori (1596); Cappella Paolina in the church Santa Maria Maggiore (1609). In Naples: hall of the church San Martino (1589). In Frascati: Villa Aldobrandini. Granted with the simple and vibrant mood he based his works on the models of Raffaellino da Reggio and F.Barocci, making an accent on complexity and fineness. He had a big success in Rome, and in particular, under Sixtus V and Clement VIII. Among others, the member of his studio was Caravaggio, who after glamorous break with Cavalier, became his rival in the decoration of the Cappella Contarelli in the church San Luigi dei Francesi.

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