Giuseppe Cesari

male / Italian
fresco painter, designer, painter
Rome 1568-02
Rome 1640-07-03
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son of Muzio Cesari from Arpino; father of Muzio (1619–1676) and Bernardino (d. 1703), brother of Bernardino Cesari, who assisted him in many of his works.
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  • Rome 1581 - 1589
    He received his first artistic education in Rome with Niccolò Pomarancio. Cesari became a member of the Accademia di San Luca in 1585. Cesari's first major work done in his twenties was the painting of the right counterfacade of San Lorenzo in Damaso, completed from 1588 to 1589.
  • Napels 1589 - 1591
    On 28 June 1589, he received the commission for the murals of the choir vault in the Certosa di San Martino in Naples.
  • Rome 1591 - 1605
    In 1591 he was again in Rome, where he painted the vault in the Contarelli Chapel within the church of San Luigi dei Francesi. He also completed murals in the Cappella Olgiati in Santa Prassede, and the vault of the Sacristy in the Certosa di San Martino. In c. 1593–94, Caravaggio held a job at Cesari's studio as a painter of flowers and fruit.
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  • Rome 1605 - 1640
    In 1607, he was briefly jailed by the new papal administration.
  • Napels 1616 - 1618
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
allegory, Christian religious scene, genre, history (genre), landscape (genre), military genre, mythology, nude figure, animal painting (genre), portrait, battle
Werkte volgens de bronnen op dertienjarige leeftijd al als façade-frescoschilder (met name in de chiaroscuro techniek of te wel monochrome fresco's).
Creation date: 1991-12-02; Last modified date: 2022-04-07


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