Sant'Andrea della Valle : Life of Saint Andrew and Martyrdom of Saint Andrew (Rome, Italy) : General view of the frescoes in the apse

Creator:
Algardi, Alessandro, 1598-1654
Domenichino, 1581-1641
Preti, Mattia, 1613-1699
Published/Created:
Rome, Lazio, Italy
1624-1651
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Materials:
fresco
Notes:
In 1650 Preti won from Cardinal Francesco Peretti-Montalto the prestigious commission to fresco three scenes from the Martyrdom of St Andrew in the apse of S Andrea della Valle, Rome (completed 1651; in situ), a church already celebrated for Lanfranco's Baroque fresco in the dome (1625-1628) and Domenichino's pendentives and scenes from the Life of St Andrew on the vault of the choir (1624-1648). Preti's Theatine patrons expressed complete satisfaction with his work, but his compromise between classicist and realist Baroque styles was generally considered to be inferior to the renowned masterpieces of Lanfranco and Domenichino. [Stucco decoration is by Allessandro Algardi].
Variant Titles:
Sant'Andrea della Valle; Choir and Apse Decoration
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 17th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Baroque
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A2-I-R-SAV-5-A5
Genre:
churches (AAT)
paintings (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Paintings & Drawings
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
death or burial; New Testament; saints carving ; fresco painting (technique) visual works; paintings (visual works); frescoes (paintings); visual works; sculpture (visual work); reliefs (sculptures) fresco
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module One
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
ca. 1990's
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10112364
PID:
digcoll:1866641