Tempesta, Antonio (1555-1630)

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Antonio Tempesta, Italian painter and engraver, was born in Florence in 1555 and died in Rome in 1630. His teachers were Santo di Tito and Giovanni Stradano. His fresco decorations, precious little paintings on marble, and engravings are characterized by representive vivacity and high execution quality. Tempesta's most famous works are: Grotesques of Scala Regia (Palazzo Farnese, Caprarola), Triumph of Love and of Fame (Rome, Casino Rospigliosi), scenes of hunting, processions and battles (Palazzo Borghese, Palazzo Giustiniani, Casino Rospigliosi in Rome, Villa Lante in Viterbo), frieze dedicated to Charles V (Palazzo Antici-Mattei, Rome), a great map of Rome (Galleria Clementina, Vatican).

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