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Mattia Preti (1613-1699) was a Italian Baroque artist who worked in Italy and Malta. Events January - Galileo observes Neptune, but mistakes it for a star and so is not credited with its discovery. ... Events January 26 - Treaty of Karlowitz signed March 30 - the tenth Sikh Master, Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens. ...

The Incredulity of St. Thomas. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
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The Incredulity of St. Thomas.
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
Jacob blessing his grandchildren, Ephraim and Manasseh, in the presence Joseph and their mother Asenath. Whitfield Fine Art Museum.
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Jacob blessing his grandchildren, Ephraim and Manasseh, in the presence Joseph and their mother Asenath. Whitfield Fine Art Museum.

Biography

Born in the small town of Taverna (Calabria), he was sometimes called "Il Cavalier Calabrese" — the Knight of Calabria. Probably before 1630, Preti joined his brother Gregorio (also a painter), in Rome, where he became familiar with the techniques of Caravaggio and his school as well as the work of Guercino, Rubens, Reni, Giovanni Lanfranco and Paolo Veronese. Country Italy Region Calabria Province Catanzaro (CZ) Mayor Elevation 521 m Area 132 km² Population  - Total (as of 2001) 2,668  - Density 20/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Dialing code 0961 Postal code 88055 Website: www. ... Calabria, formerly Brutium, is a region in southern Italy which occupies the toe of the Italian peninsula south of Naples. ... Caravaggio painted by Ottavio Leoni around 1621. ... The Italian painter Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591—1666) known as Guercino, was born at Cento, a village not far from Bologna. ... Pieter Pauwel (Peter Paul) Rubens (June 28, 1577 - May 30, 1640) was a Flemish baroque painter. ... Reni is: Alan Wren, drummer for The Stone Roses a city in southern Ukraine, near the confluence of Prut and Danube rivers This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Giovanni Lanfranco (born: 26 January 1582, Parma, Italy - died: 30 November 1647, Rome) was an Italian baroque painter. ... The Feast in the House of Levi (1573), one of the largest canvases of the 16th century. ...


As a mature artist he decorated churches in Rome, Modena, and Naples. Preti arrived in Naples about 1653, where he gained many important commissions, including supervision of the construction, carving, and gilding for the nave and transcept of S. Pietro a Maiella. Nickname: The Eternal City Location within Province of Rome in the Region of Latium Coordinates: Region Latium Province Province of Rome Mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1,285 km²  (496. ... Modena (Mòdna in Modenese dialect) is a city and a province on the south side of the Po valley, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. ... Country Italy Region Campania Province Naples (NA) Mayor Rosa Russo Jervolino Elevation 17 m Area 117 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 1,000,470  - Density 8,457/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Napoletani Dialing code 081 Postal code 80100 Patron Saint Januarius  - Day September...


Having been made a Knight of Grace in the Order of St John, he visited the order’s headquarters in Malta in 1659 and spent most of the remainder of his life there. Preti transformed the interior of St. John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta, with a huge series of paintings on the life and martyrdom of St. John the Baptist (1661-1666). His increased reputation led to an expanded circle of patrons, and he received commissions from all over Europe. This page deals with the order after its revival in the 19th century. ... St Johns Co-Cathedral St. ... John the Baptist (also called John the Baptizer or John the Dipper) is regarded as a prophet by at least three religions: Christianity, Islam, and Mandaeanism. ...


Preti was fortunate to enjoy a long career and have a considerable artistic output. His paintings, representative of the exuberant late Baroque style, are held by many great museums, including important collections in Naples, Valletta, and in his hometown of Teverna. Country Italy Region Campania Province Naples (NA) Mayor Rosa Russo Jervolino Elevation 17 m Area 117 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 1,000,470  - Density 8,457/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Napoletani Dialing code 081 Postal code 80100 Patron Saint Januarius  - Day September... Valletta, population 7048 (official estimate for 2000), is the capital city of Malta - The city is located at , (35. ...


Sources

  • Spike, John (1997). Mattia Preti e Gregorio Preti a Taverna. Catalogo completo delle opere. Centro Di.
  • Spike, John (1999). Mattia Preti. Catalogo Ragionato dei Dipinti.
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Mattia Preti was born in the small town of Taverna Calabria - hence the reference to him as il cavalier calabrese.
Mattia Preti ranks as one of the outstanding Baroque decorators of his time and in fact we find among his chief decorative works the impressive cycles in S. Andre della Valle and S. Carlo ai Catinari - both in Rome - as well as the cupola of S.Biago in Modena.
Preti returned to Naples between 1656 and 1660 at the time when the city was laid waste by a violent outbreak of the plague which induced the authorities to commission the Ex-voto of the plague, the sketches for which are now held by the Capodimonte Museum Naples.
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