Maratti or Maratta, Carlo (kärˈlō märätˈtē, –tä) [key], 1625–1713, Italian high baroque painter and engraver of the Roman school. He restored Raphael's frescoes in the Vatican and was appointed curator of the Vatican paintings. Maratti created a number of allegorical pictures in which he attempted to reconcile the baroque and classical trends. An example is the ceiling fresco The Triumph of Clemency (Altieri Palace, Rome).
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