(b. 1581, Bologna, d. 1641, Napoli)
Matthew the Evangelist1622-28
Sant'Andrea della Valle, Rome
The picture shows Matthew the Evangelist painted by Domenichino in one of the four pendentives of the choir.
The uncommonly large surfaces of the cupola pendentives presented the painter with a special challenge, which he met by furnishing the evangelists, perched on clouds, with a rich figural apparatus and unusual iconographic additions.