CORTONA, Pietro da
(b. 1596, Cortona, d. 1669, Roma)

Apotheose of Aeneas (detail)

Palazzo Pamphilj, Rome

Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berrettini) was an architect, painter and decorator, one of the most influential masters of the Roman Baroque art. As a fresco painter, he was famous for his complex, large artworks. The Apotheose of Aeneas was executed for the ceiling of the Long Gallery of the Palazzo Pamphilj. It was commissioned by Pope Innocent X.

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