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Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:19

Actor Discovers Guercino Painting Worth $10 Million

Guercino's 'Saint Sebastian,' circa 1632–34. Guercino's 'Saint Sebastian,' circa 1632–34. La Fondazione Cosso

Sopranos actor Federico Castelluccio now owns a painting that has been authenticated as a work by Italian baroque painter Giovanni Francesco Barbieri.

The painter, more commonly known as Guercino, a nickname he earned for his pronounced squint, was a master of chiaroscuro, or the treatment of light and shade, a talent which inspired comparisons to Caravaggio.

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