CARLONE Giovanni Battista (b. 1603, Genova, d. 1684, Genova) Nationality : Italian
Painter, part of an Italian family of artists. Giovanni Battista's independent activity is not documented before 1630-32, when he finished the frescoes begun by his brother in S Antonio Abate in Milan. His earliest dated work is a canvas of St James Opening the Door for King Ferdinand (1632; Genoa, oratory of S Giacomo della Marina), which shows figures with sharp facial features and twisting, tight drapery folds - a figure style indebted to Salvator Rosa and distinctly different from the slightly swollen faces and hands in the figures by Giovanni Carlone I.