Domenichino (ital. Domenichino, in fact Italian. Domenico Zampieri, October 21, 1581, Bologna — April 15, 1641, Naples) was an Italian painter of the Bologna school, instructor of Poussin and Lorrain, a precursor of classicism.
The son of a shoemaker. Studied under Denis Calvert, worked the brothers Carracci in 1601 he moved to Rome. He painted the Palazzo Farnese, wrote the frescoes in the Church of Sant'onofrio. Worked alongside Guido Reni in the Church of St. Gregory the Great. Seeing his fresco of the "Flagellation of Saint Andrew", the most influential of Annibale Carracci recognized that learning now of his art.
Then Domenichino painted the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi (the cycle "the Life of St. Cecilia"), Santa Maria in Trastevere Basilica and other Roman churches, as well as Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati. From 1630 he worked in the Naples Cathedral (the cycle "the Life of St. Januarius", etc.).