Pietro da Cortona (born Pietro Berrettini) was an Italian painter and architect, one of the key figures in the emergence of Roman Baroque architecture. He was also an important designer of interior decorations.
Featured image: Pietro da Cortona - Study of
figures, ca. 1650 (detail). Ink on laid paper. 23 × 23 1/10 in. 58.42 × 58.58
cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Sylvan Cole Gallery