Happy Birthday Carlo Dolci!! This Italian painter was born in 1616. Again, today, we look at a Baroque artist. Dolci began his study in the studio of Jacopo Vignali at age nine. He was extremely religious and painted many works in that vein. It is said that he worked excruciatingly slow, sometimes spending a week on just a foot! The youthful Christ pictured here is so realistic it is hard to believe it is not a photograph!