Valerio Castello [1]

Nationality : Italian painter, 1624-1659

PDF Valerio Castello [PDF]

  • Title : Holy Family with an Angel
  • Info : canvas painting. 51658-Castello, Valerio-Holy Family with an Angel.jpg

Oil Painting ID: 51658


I Want A Special Size
  • Title : Moses Striking the Rock
  • Info : canvas painting. 51659-Castello, Valerio-Moses Striking the Rock.jpg

Oil Painting ID: 51659


I Want A Special Size
  • Title : Rebecca at the Well
  • Info : canvas painting. 51660-Castello, Valerio-Rebecca at the Well.jpg

Oil Painting ID: 51660


I Want A Special Size
  • Title : The Miracle of the Roses
  • Info : canvas painting. 51661-Castello, Valerio-The Miracle of the Roses.jpg

Oil Painting ID: 51661


I Want A Special Size
  • Title : The Virgin of the Compote-dish
  • Info : canvas painting. 51662-Castello, Valerio-The Virgin of the Compote-dish.jpg

Oil Painting ID: 51662


I Want A Special Size
Castello, Valerio
Valerio Castello (1624 - October 1659) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period. He was very active during his short life in Genoa. He was the youngest son of Bernardo Castello, who died when Valerio was six year old. Valerio and his brothers were attached to the noble family of Torquato, and while he had been intended to study a literate profession, he showed an affinity to drawing. This was noted by his patrons, who arranged his apprenticeship with Domenico Fiasella. He arranged to travel to Milan with Agostino Merano, the sibling of Giovanni Battista Merano, where he admired the work of Camillo Proccacini. From there, he traveled to Parma. He excelled in painting battle-scenes. He was also quite prolific within Genoa during his short life. He painted the Rape of the Sabines, now in the Palazzo Brignole, Genoa, and decorated the cupola of the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato in the same city. For the house of Francesco Maria Balbi, he collaborated with the quadraturista from Bologna, Andrea Sghizzi to fresco the palace. In his works he is regarded by his admirers as combining the fire of Tintoretto with the general style of Paolo Veronese. Castello influenced the work of young Domenico Piola. Among his pupils were Bartolomeo Biscaino, Giovanni Paolo Cervetto, and Stefano Magnasco.

PDF Valerio Castello [PDF]

BACK   |    Prev Artist   Next Artist
Cezanne, Paul --- Paul Cezanne - French, 1839-1906
Chadwick, William --- William Chadwick - American, 1879-1962
Chagall, Marc --- Marc Chagall - Russian born, 1887-1985
Champaigne, Philippe de --- Philippe de Champaigne - French, 1602-1674
Chardin, Jean Baptiste Simeon --- Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin - French, 1699-1779