Coming from a Venetian family, the student of Padovino (1588-1649), the painter drew his inspiration from Tiziano as well as from the colour skills of the great Venetian masters of the 16th century. A virtuoso and an exceptional imitator of Tiziano, Giorgione and Palma Vecchio, Della Vecchia was also inspired by Caravaggio, often indulging in a most violent chiaroscuro.