All CRETI, Donato 's Paintings
The Painting Names Are Sorted From A to Z

Choice ID Image  Paintings (From A to Z)       Details 
6321 Achilles Handing over to Chiron dfg  Achilles Handing over to Chiron dfg   Oil on canvas, 125 x 163 cm Palazzo d'Accursio, Bologna
30601 Astronomical Observation Sun  Astronomical Observation Sun   mk68 Oil on canvas 20"13 3/4" Vatican,Picture Gallery 171-1720 Italy
32283 Mercury and Paris  Mercury and Paris   1745 Oil on canvas, 272 x 176 cm
6323 Mercury and Paris tyr  Mercury and Paris tyr   1745 Oil on canvas, 272 x 176 cm Palazzo d'Accursio, Bologna
6322 The Charity dfh  The Charity dfh   1745 Wood, diameter: 79 cm Palazzo d'Accursio, Bologna

CRETI, Donato
Italian painter, Bolognese school (b. 1671, Bologna, d. 1749, Bologna) Italian painter and draughtsman. His individual and poetic art represents, with that of Marcantonio Franceschini, the last significant expression of the classical-idealist strain in Bolognese painting. His activity was almost wholly confined to Bologna, where he painted decorative frescoes, altarpieces and easel pictures for private collectors. Two qualities are paramount: a perfected finesse of handling and poetic suggestiveness of situation and mood. He sought the ideal beauty of the individual figure and was thus at his best in meditative pictures with few figures; his subjects combine grace of form and precision of contour with flesh that attains the surface delicacy of porcelain and colours that have a mineral-like refulgence.

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