MAZZONI, Sebastiano
(b. ca. 1611, Firenze, d. 1678, Venezia)


Italian painter, poet, and architect, active mainly in Venice, where he settled in 1648.

He was one of the most individualistic of Italian Baroque painters, often choosing unusual subjects and expressing a vivid sense of movement with his brilliantly free brushwork. His works looks forward to 18th century Venetian painting and he may have been Sebastiano Ricci's first teacher.