Giaquinto, Corrado (1703-1765)

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Corrado Giaquinto, Italian painter, was born in Molfetta in 1703 and died in Naples in 1765. He was a pupil of F.Solimena in Naples and in 1723 moved to Rome, where spent a big part of his life obtaining precocious success and important orders in the sector of painting: Cappella Ruffo (San Lorenzo in Damaso, 1734); San Giovanni Calibita (1740-1741); Santa Croce in Gerusalemme (1744-1745). He had to leave Rome for two times to decorate Villa della Regina close to Turin in 1733 and 1739-1740. In 1753 he went to Madrid where was nominated an official painter of Ferdinand VI and a director of the Royal Academy of Painting. During the Spanish period (1753-1762) Giaquinto realized his greatest decorative cycles: Palazzo Reale, (Madrid, 1755); Palazzo Reale (Aranjuez). The last year of his life artist spent in Naples.

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