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Bernardo Strozzi (1581-1644 ) was a prominent and prolific Italian Baroque painter born and active mainly in Genoa, and also active in Venice. Early paintings, such as The Ecstasy of St Francis show the dark emotionalism of Caravaggio. But by the second decade of the 17th century, while working in Venice, Strozzi had synthesized a personal style which fused painterly influences of the North (including Rubens and Veronese) with a monumental realistic starkness.   more from wikipedia »