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Italian Art 101 – Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione has Edinburgh retrospective

As a painter Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione was groundbreaking, inventing new techniques still in use today, 250 years after his death. As a man, he seems to have been hard to live or work with, having a particular reputation for angry outbursts … Continue reading

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Italian Art 101 – Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, forgotten genius

Violent, mercurial and generally feared, he was also a pioneering and technically innovative artist years ahead of his time. But despite being one of the most skilled painters of the 17th century Baroque period, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-1664) is probably … Continue reading

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