Artist Birthdays November 4 – GUIDO RENI

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GUIDO RENI (Nov. 4, 1575 – Aug. 18, 1642)

  • Nationality: Italian
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Baroque
  • ARTiFact: He was known to be a compulsive gambler, often betting and losing the commissions he was given for his works; he left a substantial debt to paid off after his death.
  • Artist Quote: “Why should I wish to waste my days in wrangling with nobles and contesting with court officials, when I ought to work in gladness and quietness.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Aurora, 1614.

Guido Reni. Aurora, 1614.

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