Bernardo Strozzi "The Vision of St. Dominic"

Bernardo Strozzi - The Vision of St Dominic

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Author/ School/ Dating:

Bernardo Strozzi, called il Cappuccino (Campo Ligure or Genoa, 1582 - Venezia, 1644)

Technique and Dimensions:

Oil on canvas, 176 x 107 cm


Inv. no. 382


Donation Marquis Marcello Durazzo, 1824

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Donated to the Accademia by Marquis Marcello Durazzo, it is the sketch for the central image on the choir vault in the Genoese church of San Domenico, frescoed by Strozzi in the early 1620s and demolished between 1819 and 1821. The composition echoes that of the altarpiece by Pietro Sorri for the church of Sant’Agostino in Siena, while the dense brushwork, glowing and loaded with colour, recalls the teaching of Rubens, of which Strozzi was an interpreter.