Giovanni Bernardo Carbone

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Giovanni Bernardo Carbone (* 1616 in Sant Martino d'Albaro , † 1683 in Genoa ) was a Genoese painter.

life and work

Carbone is best known as a portrait painter who succeeded Van Dyck , who worked in Genoa for several years. But he began as a designer of historical and religious topics. He was the center of a group of artists that included Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione , Valerio Castello and Giovanni Battista Carlone . He traveled to Venice in 1643–44 and 1650–57 . This influence led to the soft shadows in the picture of St. Ludwig worships the cross that he painted around 1662 for the Church of SS. Annunziata in Genoa. In 1659, after the death of Valerio Castello, he completed the frescoes in Santa Maria del Zerbino. His most productive creative period was the 1960s and 1970s, during which some of his best works were created.

Important works