GENTILESCHI, Orazio c. 1626
Oil on canvas, 144 x 130 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington Lute Player eryy Italian Baroque Era Painter, ca.1563-1639
Although he was eight years older than Caravaggio, he is nevertheless regarded as a Caravaggesque artist, so deeply was his mature style affected by his knowledge of the younger painter's art. His response to Caravaggio was intensely poetic, and none of Caravaggio's many gifted followers produced more beautiful pictures.