Carlino Dolci

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Carlino Dolci (Florence, 1616 – Florence, 1686) was an Italian painter of the Baroque. He was active mainly in Florence. Dolci is renown for his highly finished religious pictures.

St. Cecilia.

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Saint Matthew the Evangelist.

Dolci, the major Florentine painter of the 17th century, enjoyed an international reputation in his own lifetime. He was a gifted portrait painter and painted a number of large altarpieces, but his reputation is largely based on his half-length, single-figure paintings, characterized by their intense religiosity and meticulous technique, [1] and by his soft colour, and strong contrasts of light and dark. [2]

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