ALLORI Cristofano
Italian Baroque Era Painter, 1577-1621 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. The model for the Judith was his mistress, the beautiful Mazzafirra, who is also represented in his Magdalene; and the head of Holofernes is generally supposed to represent himself.

 

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ALLORI  Cristofano Judith with the Head of Holofernes   1 oil painting   

Painting ID::  4694
ALLORI Cristofano
Judith with the Head of Holofernes 1
1613 Oil on canvas, 120,4 x 100,3 cm Royal Collection, Windsor

   
   
     

 

 

ALLORI  Cristofano Judith with the Head of Holofernes  gg oil painting   

Painting ID::  4695
ALLORI Cristofano
Judith with the Head of Holofernes gg
1613 Oil on canvas, 139 x 116 cm Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

   
   
     

 

 

ALLORI  Cristofano Judith with the Head of Holofernes (mk08) oil painting   

Painting ID::  21522
ALLORI Cristofano
Judith with the Head of Holofernes (mk08)
1613 Oil on canvas. 139x116cm Florence,Galleria Pitti

   
   
     

 

 

ALLORI  Cristofano Judith with the Head of Holofernes oil painting   

Painting ID::  33577
ALLORI Cristofano
Judith with the Head of Holofernes
mk86 1613 Oil on canvas 139x116cm Florence,Galleria Pitti

   
   
     

 

 

ALLORI  Cristofano Portrait of Bayezid I oil painting   

Painting ID::  83367
ALLORI Cristofano
Portrait of Bayezid I
1552-1562 Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 57.4 x 45.2 cm (22.6 x 17.8 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

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ALLORI Cristofano
Italian Baroque Era Painter, 1577-1621 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. The model for the Judith was his mistress, the beautiful Mazzafirra, who is also represented in his Magdalene; and the head of Holofernes is generally supposed to represent himself.