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Giovanni Andrea Ansaldo

Herodias presented with the Head of the Baptist by Salome Print by Giovanni Andrea Ansaldo

Herodias presented with the Head of the Baptist by Salome

Giovanni Andrea Ansaldo (1584 – August 18, 1638) was an Italian painter active mainly in Genoa.

Life

Ansaldo was born in Voltri, now part of the comune of Genoa, the son of a merchant. He trained under Orazio Cambiasi and possibly collaborated with Bernardo Strozzi.

Two of his pupils were Giuseppe Badaracco and Bartolomeo Bassi. One of his descendants was Innocenzo Ansaldo of Pescia (February 12, 1734- February 16, 1816).[1][2]

He died in Genoa and was probably buried in the same Annunziata church.
Work
Deposition from the Cross

Only a few of Ansaldo’s works are dated or documented, but most of these paintings listed in the early art historian Raffaello Soprani's 1768 publication about artists in Genoa Le vite de' pittori, scultori, ed architetti genovesi still survive.[3][4] They span a period of over 20 years.

Ansaldo's works are typical of the Genoese eclecticism of the early 17th century, influenced by Flemish artists such as Rubens and Anthony van Dyck and the Milanese Giovanni Battista Crespi, Giulio Cesare Procaccini and il Morazzone.

Ansaldo was responsible for the fresco decoration of the cupola of the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato of Genova, completed during 1635–1638, just before his death. His Annunciation fresco is considered the first true Baroque painting in the city. Through a complex trompe-l'oeil view, it reproduces the interior of a Greek Cross planned church, with Mary ascending to heaven being awaited by the Holy Father in the centre of the dome.

Altarpieces from Ansaldo were commissioned for the Cathedral of Segovia. A Deposition is presently housed in the Accademia Linguistica of Genoa.


References

Ansaldi, page 406, 411.
Cenni biografici dei personaggi illustri della città di Pescia e suoi dintorni, by Giuseppe Ansaldi, (1872), page 406.
M. Newcome. "Ansaldo, Andrea." Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.

Raffaello Soprani con note di Carlo Giuseppe Ratti, Le vite de' pittori, scultori, ed architetti genovesi, Tomo I, Stamperia Casamara, Genova, 1768, pag. 332 e pag. 468-469 (Italian)

External links

Ticozzi, Stefano (1830). Dizionario degli architetti, scultori, pittori, intagliatori in rame ed in pietra, coniatori di medaglie, musaicisti, niellatori, intarsiatori d’ogni etá e d’ogni nazione' (Volume 1). Gaetano Schiepatti; Digitized by Googlebooks, Jan 24, 2007. p. 94.
Soprani, Raffaello (1769). Carlo Giuseppe Ratti, ed. Delle vite de' pittori, scultori, ed architetti genovesi. Stamperia Casamara in Genoa, dalle Cinque Lampadi, con licenza de Superiori; Digitized by Googlebooks from Oxford University copy on Feb 2, 2007. pp. 201–211.
Camillo Manzitti, "Andrea Ansaldo", in "Paragone" n. 267, Maggio 1972.
Franco Boggero (a cura di), Un pittore genovese del Seicento, Andrea Ansaldo, 1584–1638, restauro e confronti, catalogo della mostra Genova, Commenda di San Giovanni di Pré - 25 gennaio/3 marzo 1985, Genova, 1985.

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