Italian Artists & Architects

Raffaellino da Reggio (1550-1578) (Raffaellino Motta)

Raffaellino Motta, named Raffaellino da Reggio, Italian painter, was born in Codemondo, Reggio Emilia in 1550 and died in Rome in 1578. He was a pupil of Lelio Orsi, and in 1572 went to Rome joining the school of mannerists: Cristo davanti a Caifa (Rome, Oratorio del Gonfalone); Martirio dei Quattro Santi Coronati (Rome, Santi Quattro Coronati, 1578); Tobiolo (Rome, Gall....

Raggi, Antonio (1624-1686)

Antonio Raggi, Italian sculptor, was born in Vico Morcote, Canton Ticino in 1624 and died in Rome in 1686. He studied in Rome at studios of A.Algardi and G.L.bernini, and participated in various works of the latter, such as Fontana dei Fiumi, for which Raggi executed Danubio (1650-1651). He worked mostly in Rome, having a specialization in stucco-decoration: chiesa del Gesu'....

Raguzzini, Filippo (circa 1680-1771)

Filippo Raguzzini, Italian architect, was born in Naples in circa 1680 and died in Rome in 1771. Working in Benevento over the reconstruction of the city after the earthquake of 1702 he got to know cardinal Orsini, future pope Benedict XIII, who en-trusted him numerous works in Rome: Cappella di S.Domenico in the church of S.Maria sopra Minerva; restoration of S.Sisto vecchio...

Raimondi, Marcantonio (1480-1534)

Marcantonio Raimondi, Italian engraver, was born and died in Bologna in c1480-c1534. His teacher was Francia and he studied the works of prestigious masters from North as well. In Venice in 1506 he executed imitations of the prints of A.Durer: 17 plates with the Life of Virgin, and 37 with the Little Passion. After a sojourn in Florence in 1508, he settled in Rome in 1511...

Rainaldi, Carlo (1611-1691) (son of Girolamo)

Carlo Rainaldi, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1611-1691. He was a collaborator of his father Girolamo Rainaldi in Palazzo Pamphili in Piazza Navona. After the death of father in 1655 he realized his best works: church S.Maria in Campitelli (1663-1667); facade of S.Andrea della Valle (1661-1665); projects of notable value for two twin churches in Piazza del...

Rainaldi, Girolamo (1570-1655)

Girolamo Rainaldi, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1570-1655. Growing in the studio of D.Fontana and collaborating with G.della Porta, he continued the mannerist tradition in baroque environment. Apart from Emilia (San Petronio in Bologna, chiesa dell'Annunziata in Parma), he worked in Rome where he was nominated a court architect by the pope Innocent X...

Recco, Giuseppe (1634-1695)

Giuseppe Recco, Italian painter, was born in Naples in 1634 and died in Alicante or Madrid in 1695. His teachers were his owns father and uncle. During the journey in Lombardy he studied the works of E.Baschenis, and initially was a painter of flowers. After he moved to Naples, he was influenced a lot by local Caravaggism, and by a Spanish painter F.Herrera. Here he dedicated...

Reni, Guido (1575-1642)

Guido Reni, Italian painter, was born and died in Bologna in 1575-1642. He studied ancient art and Raphael in the academy of Carracci. His first trip to Rome took place or in 1599 or in 1602. In the beginning of 1603 he returned to Bologna. The first works show the influence of mannerism and Carracci: Assunta (Pieve di Centro). The influence of Caravaggio is evident in the...

Ricci, Sebastiano (1659-1734)

Sebastiano Ricci, Italian painter, was born in Belluno in 1659 and died in Venice in 1734. In 1680 Ricci moved from Venice, where was a pupil of S.Mazzoni, to Bologna's workshop of G.G.Dal Sole, and afterwards in Parma, to the court of duke Ranuccio: a cycle of paintings for the University (Diogene and Alexander, Muzio Scevola, Lucrezia). The first works of Ricci show a big...

Romanelli, Giovanni Francesco (1610-1662)

Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, Italian painter, was born and died in Viterbo in 1610-1662. He was a helper of Pietro da Cortona in decoration of Palazzo Barberini. His independent works are Assunta (sacristy of Chiesa di S.Maria dell'Anima, 1638), Elemosina di S.Tommaso (Rome, Chiesa di S.Agostino), Hall of Countess Matilda (Vatican, 1637-42), Arione (Rome, Costaguti Collection...

Romanelli, Raffaello (1856-1928)

Raffaello Romanelli, Italian sculptor, was born and died in Florence in 1856-1928. He was a son of sculptor Pasquale Romanelli, who was his teacher as well. He obtained fame outside of Italy: England, the USA, Cuba and Austria. His most celebrated works in Italy are: Donatello giacente (1896) (Chiesa di S.Lorenzo, Florence), monument of Garibaldi (Siena) and monument of Carlo...

Romano, Antoniazzo (1461-1508)

Antonio Aquili, named Antoniazzo Romano, Italian painter, was born and died in Rome in 1461-1508. Influenced by the styles of Angelico and Benozzo Gozzoli, he colaborated from 1475 till 1481 with Ghirlandaio and Melozzo da Forli' on the decoration of the Vatican Library. The other works of the artist are: frescoes Madonna degli Uditori di Rota in S.Maria sopra Minerva (...

Romano, Giulio (1492-1546) (Giulio Pippi)

Giulio Pippi, named Giulio Romano, Italian architect, decorator and painter, was born in Rome in circa 1499 and died in Mantua in 1546. He was a pupil and collaborator of Raphael, participated in execution of some of his works: Sacra Famiglia di Francesco I (Paris, Louvre); frescoes in the Stanza dell'Incendio del Borgo in the Vatican Palaces; loggia in Vatican; loggia di...

Rosa, Salvatore (1615-1673)

Salvatore Rosa, Italian painter and poet, was born in Naples in 1615 and died in Rome in 1673. He began in the studio of Jusepe de Ribera and was a folower of the school of Aniello Falcone, starting from the pictures of battles and landscape: Pescatori di corallo (Columbia, Missouri, Mus. of Art). In 1635 Rosa moved to Rome serving to cardinal F.M.Brancaccio. Here the artist...

Rosselli, Cosimo (1439-1507)

Cosimo Rosselli, Italian painter, was born and died in Florence in 1439-1507. He was a pupil of Neri di Bicci, and was the artist of poor originality, but of a great success, who derived various themes of the own style from the numerous contemporary painters, such as Benozzo Gozzoli, Alessio Baldovinetti, Andrea Verrochio and Domenico Ghirlandaio. Rosselli created a lot of...