Cristofano Allori

Italian Baroque Era Painter, 1577-1621 was an Italian portrait painter of the late Florentine Mannerist school. Allori was born at Florence and received his first lessons in painting from his father, Alessandro Allori, but becoming dissatisfied with the hard anatomical drawing and cold coloring of the latter, he entered the studio of Gregorio Pagani (1558-1605) who was one of the leaders of the late Florentine school, which sought to unite the rich coloring of the Venetians with the Florentine attention to drawing. Allori also appears to have worked under Cigoli. His pictures are distinguished by their close adherence to nature and the delicacy and technical perfection of their execution. His technical skill is shown by the fact that several copies he made of Correggio's works were thought to be duplicates by Correggio himself. His extreme fastidiousness limited the number of his works. Several specimens are to be seen at Florence and elsewhere. The finest of his works is his Judith with the Head of Holofernes. It exists in two copies in the Pitti Palace in Florence and in the Queen's Gallery in London.

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Cristofano Allori Self-Portrait oil painting


Self-Portrait
Painting ID::  26773
Artist: Cristofano Allori
Painting: Self-Portrait
Introduction: mk52 1606-10 Oil on canvas 53.5x40.3cm Uffizi,Florence
   
   
     

Cristofano Allori Judith and Holofernes oil painting


Judith and Holofernes
Painting ID::  26774
Artist: Cristofano Allori
Painting: Judith and Holofernes
Introduction: mk52 c.1610-12 Oil on canvas 139x116cm Palazzo Pitti,Florence
   
   
     

Cristofano Allori St.John the Baptist in the Desert oil painting


St.John the Baptist in the Desert
Painting ID::  28952
Artist: Cristofano Allori
Painting: St.John the Baptist in the Desert
Introduction: mk65 Oil on canvas 69 11/16x62 5/8in Pitti
   
   
     

Cristofano Allori Portrait of a Man in Black oil painting


Portrait of a Man in Black
Painting ID::  29955
Artist: Cristofano Allori
Painting: Portrait of a Man in Black
Introduction: mk67 Oil on canvas 21 11/16x12 5/8in Pitti,Palatine Gallery
   
   
     

Cristofano Allori Judith with the Head of Holofernes oil painting


Judith with the Head of Holofernes
Painting ID::  29956
Artist: Cristofano Allori
Painting: Judith with the Head of Holofernes
Introduction: mk67 Oil on canvas 54 3/4x45 11/16in Pitti,Palatine Gallery
   
   
     

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     Italian Baroque Era Painter, 1577-1621 was an Italian portrait painter of the late Florentine Mannerist school. Allori was born at Florence and received his first lessons in painting from his father, Alessandro Allori, but becoming dissatisfied with the hard anatomical drawing and cold coloring of the latter, he entered the studio of Gregorio Pagani (1558-1605) who was one of the leaders of the late Florentine school, which sought to unite the rich coloring of the Venetians with the Florentine attention to drawing. Allori also appears to have worked under Cigoli. His pictures are distinguished by their close adherence to nature and the delicacy and technical perfection of their execution. His technical skill is shown by the fact that several copies he made of Correggio's works were thought to be duplicates by Correggio himself. His extreme fastidiousness limited the number of his works. Several specimens are to be seen at Florence and elsewhere. The finest of his works is his Judith with the Head of Holofernes. It exists in two copies in the Pitti Palace in Florence and in the Queen's Gallery in London.