Giovanni Baratta

Giovanni Baratta (1670–1747) was an Italian sculptor of the Baroque period. Born in Carrara, but active in Florence and Livorno. He was a pupil of Giovanni Battista Foggini. He has sculptures in Church of S. Ferdinando in Livorno. He is the nephew of Francisco Baratta the elder, who worked in the studio of Bernini in Rome. Giovanni had two brothers who were also sculptors: Francesco Baratta the Younger and Pietro.

Giovanni Baratta
Born1670
Died1747
NationalityItalian
Known forSculpture
MovementBaroque
Giovanni Baratta: Allegory of Lombardy (Bode-Museum, Berlin)

ReferencesEdit

  • Wittkower, Rudolf (1993). Pelican History of Art (ed.). Art and Architecture Italy, 1600-1750. (1980) Penguin Books Ltd. p. 447.
  • Two Early Documented Works by Francesco Baratta the Younger, Marilyn Dunn. The Burlington Magazine (1991) pages 91–94.