- "Solimena was greatly inspired by Carlisle's friends. He often painted them as gods. Aro, Marcus, Caius: nighttime patrons of the arts."
Francesco Solimena was a famous Italian painter who lived in the 17th century, during the Baroque era.
Francesco was an Italian painter who favored the Baroque style, and painted a portrait of Aro, Caius, Marcus, and Carlisle (who was living with the Volturi at the time). He especially enjoyed painting the Volturi leaders as gods due to their transcendent beauty.
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- Francesco Solimena on Wikipedia