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Giovanni Battista Gaulli

Gaulli, Giovanni Battista (jōvänˈnē bät-tēsˈtä gäōlˈlē) [key], 1639–1709, Italian painter, called Baciccia or Baciccio. He was noted for his airy, illusionistic frescoes, his figures of children, and his fine portraits. He was influenced by the style of Pietro da Cortona, Correggio, and the late works of Bernini. Adoration of the Name of Jesus (Il Gesù, Rome) is his most noted work. Others are Four Cardinal Virtues (Sant' Agnese, Rome) and a self-portrait (Uffizi).

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