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Painter and architect of the school of Ferrara, originally known as Girolamo da Sellari. Born in Ferrara in 1501, studied at Benvenuto da Garofalo. Under Pope Paul III Girolamo head of the architectural work in the papal palaces. In his painting the influence of Correggio, whose works he copied. Still a number of copies of Girolamo mistaken for the originals of Correggio. Among the works of the artist should be noted painting of SV. Jerome (Ferrara, Church of San Paolo) and the Descent of the Holy spirit (Rovigo, the Church of San Francesco). Died Girolamo da Carpi to Ferrara in 1556.
Girolamo di Tommaso Sellari (Levizzani) of Carpi (1501 — 1556) — the Ferrara-born painter and architect, son of a mediocre painter Tommaso da Carpi, who started training. In the future, — the pupil of Garofalo. Lived and worked in addition to Ferrara in Bologna, Modena and Parma (where he became acquainted with the works of Correggio). For a long time was at the court of the Dukes of este Ferrara, where he worked as a painter (murals and portraits) and as an architect. In 1549 he was invited on the recommendation of cardinal Ippolito d'este in Rome, but due to disagreements with Pope Julius III returned to Ferrara, where he died. In the work combines elements of Ferrara (from Garofalo and Dosso Dossi), Roman (from Raphael, Giulio Romano and Michelangelo) and the Venetian.
Major painting work: Ferrara frescoes in the Doge's castle ("grapes", "the Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne") and in the Palazzo Christie ("Madonna"); Bologna ("the adoration of the Magi" in the Church of San Martino and the "betrothal of St. Catherine" in the Church of San Salvatore); portraits of Duke of Ferrara (in the Florentine gallery, Pitti), Archbishop Bartolini (ibid.), Falletti — in the Roman National gallery; paintings in the Dresden gallery: "Case Patient" "Judith with the head of Holofernes" and "Dispute in the temple," in the Hermitage — "Christ and the sinner".
Architectural works: the Palazzo Christi in Ferrara; Ducal Palace (ibid., rebuilding after a fire); the Church of San Giovanni Battista (interior).