Domenico Gargiulo
Domenico Gargiulo was an Italian
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

 painter of the Baroque
The Baroque is a period and the style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, literature, dance, and music...

 period, mainly active in Naples
Naples is a city in Southern Italy, situated on the country's west coast by the Gulf of Naples. Lying between two notable volcanic regions, Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields, it is the capital of the region of Campania and of the province of Naples...

 and known for his landscapes.

He was also called Micco Spadaro because his father was a maker of swords (spade). He was trained in the workshop of the battle-painter Aniello Falcone
Aniello Falcone
Aniello Falcone was an Italian Baroque painter, active in Naples and noted for his painted depictions of battle scenes.-Biography:...

, where he was contemporary of Andrea di Leone
Andrea di Leone
Andrea di Leone was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active in his native city of Naples.He was a pupil of Belisario Corenzio and Salvator Rosa. When Corenzio left Naples, Leone became his successor in his work for the palace of the Viceroy. He painted there several battle scenes, but...

 and Salvator Rosa
Salvator Rosa
Salvator Rosa was an Italian Baroque painter, poet and printmaker, active in Naples, Rome and Florence. As a painter, he is best known as an "unorthodox and extravagant" and a "perpetual rebel" proto-Romantic.-Early life:...

. He also worked with Viviano Codazzi
Viviano Codazzi
Viviano Codazzi was an Italian painter of quadratura , architectural paintings, capricci and ruin pieces, and some vedute during the Baroque period. He was active in Naples and Rome...

. His early works were influenced by Paul Bril and Filippo Napoletano
Filippo Napoletano
Filippo Napoletano was an Italian artist, with a peculiar output, mainly landscape and genre scenes and also drawings or etchings of diverse, often particular, items such as exotic soldiers, skeletons of animals, or cityscapes.He began his career in his native city, Naples and moved to Rome in...

. Among his pupils was Ignazio Oliva
Ignazio Oliva
Ignazio Oliva was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active near his natal city of Orta. He was a pupil of Domenico Gargiulo. He is known for painting outdoor vedute: seascapes and landscapes.-References:...

. He was patronized by a collectors such as Gaspar Roomer
Gaspar Roomer
Gaspar Roomer was a prominent Flemish merchant and art patron of the early 17th century. Born in Antwerp, he lived for at least four decades in Naples. He became very wealthy from shipping enterprises, mainly to the Flemish and Dutch provinces and from banking. he owned Palazzo della Stella in...

. He also worked in the Certosa di San Martino
Certosa di San Martino
The Certosa di San Martino is a former monastery complex, now a museum, in Naples, southern Italy. It is the most visible landmark of the city, perched atop the Vomero hill that commands the gulf. A Carthusian monastery, it was finished and inaugurated under the rule of Queen Joan I in 1368. It...

, where he painted in the Coro dei Conversi and Quarto del priori. He painted a representation of the insurrection by Masaniello
Masaniello was a Neapolitan fisherman, who became leader of the revolt against Spanish Habsburg rule in Naples in 1647.-Name and place of birth:...

 and of the plague of 1656.
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