Andrea Pozzo (Andrea del Pozzo)

Trento 30/11/1642 - Vienna 31/08/1709

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Andrea Pozzo (Latinized version: Andreas Puteus; 30 November 1642,Trento, Italy - 31 August 1709, Vienna, Austria) was an Italian Jesuit Brother, Baroque painter and architect, decorator, stage designer, and art theoretician. He was best known for his grandiose frescoes using illusionistic technique called quadratura, in which architecture and fancy are intermixed. His masterpiece is the nave ceiling of the Church of Sant'Ignazio in Rome. Through his techniques, he has become one of the most remarkable figures of the Baroque period.Born in Trento (then under Austrian rule), he did his Humanities ...

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