Thursday, August 25, 2011

Alessandro Turchi

The Lamentation above, painted in 1617, now hangs in the Borghese Gallery. I saw it there earlier this year. The artist was Alessandro Turchi (1578-1649), also known as l'Orbetto. His name was unknown to me, but later I located more of his work.

Eve Tempting Adam

Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery

Saint Jerome

Saint Agnes Protected by an Angel

Saint Agatha in Prison Attended by Saint Peter and an Angel

Raising of Lazarus

Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine

Baroque painting has gone in out of fashion several times over the past four centuries, but Turchi's reputation has never deviated from its original obscurity.