Tuesday, April 28, 2015




Drawings by Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669), prolific artist and architect of the Roman Baroque.

Satyrs supporting ornamental architecture

Eagle & Serpent

Design for the artist's own tomb

Arms of Taddeo Barberini

Below, two engravings by others based on paintings by Pietro da Cortona.

Diana (later engraving)

Allegory (later engraving)

Finally, the high heroic manner of the ceiling frescoes (this one in Florence) for which the artist was much in demand.

Hall of Mars
Palazzo Pitti