FIASELLA, Domenico
(b. 1589, Sarzana, d. 1669, Genova)

Biography

Italian painter, called Il Sarzana. He was the son of a silversmith. He is known for history and religious scenes characterized by clarity, attention to detail, rich colour and classical figures, in addition to influence of the robust figure style, painterly surfaces and brilliant reds and golds of Rubens and Anthony Van Dyck.

He worked in Rome from 1607 to 1617 and was swayed by the Caravaggists. In the 1630s he attempted to cast away the last vestiges of Mannerism and turned towards a freer, naturalistic manner, largely under the influence of Rubens and Van Dyck.

Fiasella was prolific and much in fashion with the Genoese aristocracy.