Pietro da Cortona

Pietro da Cortona

Real Name:
Pietro Berrettini
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Pietro da Cortona (1 November 1596/7 – 16 May 1669) was born Pietro Berrettini, but is primarily known by the name of his native town of Cortona in Tuscany. He was the leading Italian Baroque painter of his time and, along with his contemporaries and rivals Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini, was one of the key figures in the emergence of Roman Baroque architecture. He was also an important designer of interior decorations.

Cortona worked mainly in Rome and Florence. He is best known for his frescoed ceilings such as the vault of the salone or main salon of the Palazzo Barberini in Rome and carried out extensive painting and decorative schemes for the Medici family in Florence and for the Oratorian fathers at the church of Santa Maria in Vallicella in Rome. He also painted numerous canvases. Only a limited number of his architectural projects were built but nonetheless they are as distinctive and as inventive as those of his rivals.

Despite the high regard he was held in during his lifetime, his present fame does not match the esteem bestowed on Caravaggio, Bernini, and Borromini.
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Pietro da Cortona Discography

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2533 146 Claudio Monteverdi - Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg, Jürgen Jürgens Claudio Monteverdi - Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg, Jürgen Jürgens - Lamento D'Arianna (Madrigale ∙ Madrigals ∙ Madrigaux)(LP, Album) Archiv Produktion 2533 146 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
Henry Purcell, The Boston Camerata* / Joël Cohen* Henry Purcell, The Boston Camerata* / Joël Cohen* - Dido & Aeneas (Album) Harmonia Mundi France, Harmonia Mundi, Harmonia Mundi France France 1980 Sell This Version
CD-80253 Handel*, Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman Handel*, Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman - Concerti Grossi Op. 6, Nos. 1-6(CD, Club) Telarc CD-80253 US 1992 Sell This Version
Rameau* - Smith*, Buchan*, Jeffes*, Huttenlocher*, Wallington*, English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, Charles Farncombe Rameau* - Smith*, Buchan*, Jeffes*, Huttenlocher*, Wallington*, English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, Charles Farncombe - Castor Et Pollux (Album) Erato Europe 1994 Sell This Version
Bach*, John Williams (7) Bach*, John Williams (7) - Lute Suites, (Vol. 1) BWV 995, 996, 997, 999 & 1000 (Album) Sony Classical Austria 1997 Sell This Version
TC 601801 Michelangelo Rossi - Francesco Cera Michelangelo Rossi - Francesco Cera - Toccate E Correnti - Parte Prima(CD) Tactus TC 601801 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
TC 601802 Michelangelo Rossi - Francesco Cera Michelangelo Rossi - Francesco Cera - Toccate E Correnti - Parte Seconda(CD) Tactus TC 601802 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
Alpha 053 Girolamo Frescobaldi - Bruno Cocset, Les Basses Réunies Girolamo Frescobaldi - Bruno Cocset, Les Basses Réunies - Canzoni(CD, Album) Alpha Productions Alpha 053 France 2004 Sell This Version