Giacinto Garofalini

Giacinto Garofalini (1661–1723) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Bologna. He was initially a pupil of Donato Creti, then a pupil of the painter Marcantonio Franceschini. Also called Garofolini by Luigi Lanzi. He was an professor at the Accademia Clementina, where he taught figure painting.[1]

He married a niece of Franceschini's wife. He painted along with his fellow pupil, Ferdinando Cairo, the vault of the church of Sant'Antonio in Brescia, as well as some side altarpieces. He painted two large canvases for large pictures for the Church of the Scalzi Priests. With Luca Antonio Bistega, a painter of quadratura, he decorated the chapel of San Tommaso del Mercato.[2] He also worked on the Sanctuary of Santa Maria Lacrimosa (to which later was added the tag degli Alemanni).


  1. ^ Crespi, Luigi (1769). Picture Felsina pittrice: vite de' pittori bolognesi tomo terzo alla maesta de Carlo Cesare Malvasia. Marco Pagliarini. p. 109.
  2. ^ Zanotti, Giampietro (1769). Storia Dell'Accademia Clementina Di Bologna, Volume 1. Lellio dalle Volpe, Bologna. pp. 343–344.