Lanfranco, Giovanni

born Jan. 26, 1582, Parma
died Nov. 30, 1647, Rome

Italian painter.

He studied with Agostino Carracci. In 1602 he went to Rome to work with Annibale Carracci in the Farnese Palace. After Annibale's death, he became the leading fresco painter in Rome. His work shows the influence of Correggio's dynamic illusionism. His masterpiece is the Assumption of the Virgin in the dome of Sant'Andrea della Valle (1625–27), which he took over from his rival, Domenichino; with its vigorously painted figures floating in the clouds over the viewer, it is a pivotal work of the Baroque period. He worked in Naples 1633–46; his best-known work there is the dome of the chapel of San Gennaro in the cathedral (1641–46).

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▪ Italian painter
also called  Giovanni di Steffano  or  Il Cavaliere Giovanni Lanfranchi  
born Jan. 26, 1582, Parma [Italy]
died Nov. 30, 1647, Rome

      Italian painter, an important follower of the Bolognese school.

      He was a pupil of Agostino Carracci (Carracci, Agostino) in Parma (1600–02) and later studied with Annibale Carracci (Carracci, Annibale) in Rome. A decisive influence on his work, however, was not just the Baroque classicism of the Carracci brothers but the dynamic illusionism of the dome paintings in Parma by Correggio. Lanfranco translated Correggio's 16th-century style into a Roman Baroque idiom. Soon after his arrival in Rome (1612), he painted the ceiling frescoes Joseph Explaining the Dreams of His Fellow Prisoners and Joseph and Potiphar's Wife (both 1615) in the Palazzo Mattei. The frescoes combine techniques and styles learned from Annibale Carracci and from Lanfranco's own study of Correggio and Caravaggio. Lanfranco's painting in the dome of San Andrea della Valle in Rome (1621–25) derives directly from Correggio in its virtuoso use of vigorously posed figures floating in the clouds over the spectator's head. Lanfranco worked in Naples from 1633/34 to 1646, his best known work there being the dome of the chapel of San Gennaro in the cathedral (1641–46). He was a bitter rival of Domenichino, both in Rome and later in Naples.

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