(b. 1639, Genova, d. 1709, Roma)
Apotheosis of the Franciscan Order1707
Basilica Santi XII Apostoli, Rome
Pietro da Cortona's illusionistic effects were taken to extremes by the religious decorators of the second half of the 17th century. Baciccio and Andrea Pozzo were the most successful among them. Bacciccio's masterpiece was the painted ceiling in the Church of Il Gesù in Rome.