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Giovanni Baglione was an Italian painter and art historian during the late Mannerist and early Baroque periods. He is best remembered for his tumultuous relationship with Caravaggio. The artist's works have been admired ever since. However, there is much controversy surrounding him. Let's explore his life, career, and legacy. In this article, we will examine Baglione's influences, most notably his acrimonious relationship with Caravaggio.

Baglione's career was marked by his controversial life. He was an unrepentant hard partyer and joined the Roman art squad, which was known for staging public parades in honor of the god Bacchus. The Vatican tolerated these processions, which ended in a weird cult ceremony and whorehouse rager. While these are not the only negative aspects of his life, the controversy is not his fault.

Baglione's early works were influenced by the late Mannerist style. His nickname, 'Il Sordo del Barozzo', derived from his nickname, made him a popular figure in Rome. His works are now prized for their clarity, beauty, and originality. His paintings are renowned across Italy. He published two books - The nine churches of Rome (1639), and The Lives of Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers.

The artist's work was acclaimed by the Catholic hierarchy. He completed the Raising of Tabitha altarpiece for St. Peters Cathedral in 1606. He was commissioned to complete it by Pope Paul V, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, and Alessandro Peretti-Montalto. The artist's artwork was a defining moment in the history of the arts and was considered a masterpiece of his day.

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