(b. 1639, Genova, d. 1709, Roma)

Nave vault

Basilica Santi XII Apostoli, Rome

The fresco on the nave vault depicts the Apotheosis of the Franciscan Order. Baciccio's painting in the centre aisle of Santi Apostoli was partly executed by assistants of the aged painter, however, in its balanced coordination of painting and sculptural decor with the architectural divisions of the vault, the decoration of Santi Apostoli is one of the most ambitious and successful Roman creations of the early eighteenth century.

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