(b. 1576, Firenze, d. 1645, Firenze)


Italian painter. He was a pupil of Gregorio Pagani. He spent seven years in Rome (from 1601-1607). Upon his return to Florence, Tarchiani began to work in a more naturalistic idiom, undoubtedly also influenced by the Neapolitan painters of the Gentileschi family as well as by Battistello Caracciolo, who also worked at the grand ducal court.

Tarchiani is an interesting and individual exponent of Florentine early seventeenth century painting, demonstrating the many artistic trends current at the Medici Court. He was able to emulate the new naturalistic tendencies of Carravaggism and yet remained firmly grounded in the Florentine School of the disegno.

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