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Bartolomeo Schedoni

Pupil of Annibale Carracci

Charity, by Schedoni

Bartolomeo Schedoni (1578–1615), born in Modena, was a pupil of Annibale Carracci, influenced by Correggio, Caravaggio and the Roman Baroque. Also another of the age's many artistic hard guys; Schedoni did two spells in prison for assault, and eventually killed himself when his gambling debts got out of control.

Schedoni is known for his dramatic use of light against dark backgrounds, sculptural forms bordering on abstraction, and metallic Mannerist colours. After 1607 he became court painter to the Farnese in Parma. (Modena, Palazzo Comunale)

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: PD Art