Domenico Zampieri, known as Domenichino, was an Italian Baroque painter of the Bolognese School of painters. Born on October 21, 1581, in Bologna, he initially studied under Denis Calvaert. He left Bologna for Rome in 1602 and became one of the most talented apprentices to emerge from Annibale Carracci's supervision. Domenichino was known for his classical landscape paintings and his work in the decoration of the Farnese. His most important project of the first decade was the decoration of the Cappella dei Santissimi Fondatori in the medieval basilica of the Abbey of Grottaferrata. Following Annibale Carracci's death in 1609, Domenichino and Francesco Albani, who had followed Annibale's Roman style, were not as successful at gaining the most prestigious commissions as Guido Reni. Despite this, Domenichino decided to leave Rome in 1631 to take up the most prestigious, and very lucrative, commission in Naples, the decoration of the Cappella del Tesoro di San Gennaro of the Naples Cathedral. His Scenes from the Life of San Gennaro occupied him for the rest of his life. Domenichino's work had a significant cultural impact, particularly in the realm of Baroque classicism.