Alessandro Turchi, a/k/a l'Orbetto, a great talent who lived in a crucial period in the history of Italian painting.
[Alessandro Turchi a/k/a l’Orbetto / 1578-1649] Having moved to Rome after training in Verona, Alessandro Turchi, known as L’Orbetto (Verona 1578 – Rome 1649), received many prestigious commissions. A contemporary of Caravaggio, the Carracci, Guido Reni and Domenichino, his output was oriented toward a powerful, evocative naturalistic approach that made him part of the renewal of Venetian and Veronese painting in the early 1600s.
The catalogue of the exhibition held in Verona, the first monographic show on the artist, includes essays of rare intensity that analyze the altar-pieces and small paintings made for private clients, on historical, religious or mythological themes, now held in public and private collections from around the world. The book also suggests an itinerary through the churches of Verona containing works by this great master.