Genoese School

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Genoese School

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Unknown artist(s) from the Genoese School of Painting.
17th century Genoa had an original school of painting, called Genoese School, which was to develop Flemish contacts (visits by Rubens and van Dyck). The best painter was Bernardo Strozzi, called il Cappuccino, of great importance also for Venice. Giovanni Castiglione, called Il Grecchetto, took up a genre already made famous by Sinibaldo Scorza with paintings of animals and still lifes under Flemish and Venetian influence.