| art history
Portrait of the Artist Guido Reni
| Guido Reni
| selected works
The Abduction of Helen
Atalanta and Hippomenes
Slaughter of the Innocents
Susannah and the Elders
Baroque painter Guido Reni reached a peak of artistic perfection with his magnificent ceiling fresco that depicted Aurora
. In this mythological painting, Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, leads a procession of deities (including Apollo and the Seasons) through a splendid and dazzling trompe l'oeil sky. Simply select one of the links above to begin your exploration of the art of Guido Reni.
Baroque and Rococo
Germain Bazin has written a delightful introduction to the art and artists of the Baroque and Rococo periods. Chapters explore the development of these important art movements in various countries, from Italy, to France, to Spain. And plenty of pictures accompany the text.