Domenico Antonio Vaccaro

Domenico Antonio Vaccaro (June 3, 1678 – June 13, 1745) was an Italian painter, sculptor and architect. He created many important sculptural and architectural projects in Naples. His later works are executed in an individualistic Rococo style.[1]

Guardian Angel in San Paolo Maggiore

Life edit

Domenico Antonio Vaccaro was born in Naples as the son of Lorenzo Vaccaro. His father Lorenzo was a pupil of Cosimo Fanzago. Domenico Antonio Vaccaro first studied under his father. He subsequently trained in the workshop of Francesco Solimena.[1]


He initially dedicated himself to painting but from around 1707 he appears to have practised almost exclusively as a sculptor and architect. In the 1730s he resumed painting.[1]

Works of interest include a statue of Moses in the church of San Ferdinando, interior work at the Chiesa di Santa Maria in Portico, and the statues of Penitence and Solitude on the premises of the monastery (now museum) of San Martino.

He also designed the Palazzo Tarsia and Palazzo Caravita at Portici, the church of San Giovanni at Capua, and he reconstructed the Cathedral of Bari.[2] He helped reconstruct the church of Santa Maria della Pace, damaged after an earthquake. He designed the Palace of the Immacolatella at the water's edge in central Naples. He designed the small church of Santa Maria della Concezione a Montecalvario, Naples.

Papacy of Clement XI vanquishes Heresy

Selected works edit

Architecture edit

Sculptures edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Alexander Kader and Antonia Boström. "Vaccaro." Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 7 Jun. 2016
  2. ^ F. Milizia

Sources edit

  • Francesco Milizia, The lives of celebrated architects, ancient and modern. Volume I, (1826) Translated by Mrs. Edward Cresy, J. Taylor Architectural Library, High Holborn, London, Page 321.
  • Benedetto Gravagnuolo e Fiammetta Adriani, Domenico Antonio Vaccaro. Sintesi delle Arti, Naples, Guida, 2005.
  • Vincenzo Rizzo, Lorenzo e Domenico Antonio Vaccaro. Apoteosi di un binomio, Naples, Altrastampa, 2001.

External links edit

  Media related to Domenico Antonio Vaccaro at Wikimedia Commons