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Domenichino

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Domenico Zampieri (USˌtsɑːmpiˈɛəri,ˌzɑːm-, doˈmeːniko ddzamˈpjɛːri; October 21, 1581 – April 6, 1641), known by the diminutive Domenichino (USdoʊˌmeɪnɪˈkiːnoʊ,-ˌmɛn-, domeniˈkiːno) after his shortness, was an Italian Baroque painter of the Bolognese School of painters. Life Domenichino was born in Bologna, son of a shoemaker, and there initially studied under Denis Calvaert. After quarreling with Calvaert, he left to work in the Accademia degli Incamminati of the Carracci where, because of his small stature, he was nicknamed Domenichino, meaning "little Domenico" in Italian. He left Bologna for Rome in 1602 and became one of the most talented apprentices to emerge from Annibale Carracci's supervision. As a young artist in Rome he lived with his slightly older Bolognese colleagues Albani and Guido Reni, and worked alongside Lanfranco, who later would become a chief rival. In addition to assisting Annibale with completion of his frescoes in the Galleria Fa
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