Bernardo Strozzi 1581-1644
Berenice, Galleria d’Arte Antica, Udine
Gamba player c.1635, Gemaldegalerie Dresden
Allegory of arts c.1640, Hermitage St.Peterburg
Bernardo Strozzi, Italian painter, was one of the most influential Italian painters of the early 17th century, important to developments in both Genoa and Venice. He is known for religious works, genre scenes and portraits, and his powerful art is distinguished by rich and glowing colour and broad, energetic brushstrokes.