Louis Dorigny. A Frenchman in the Venetian Republic.
Monday, March 6, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017
Piazza Riforma 2 6932 Lugano Switzerland
The Canesso Gallery's exhibition was dedicated to the French painter Louis Dorigny (Paris, 1654 - Verona 1742). His pictures abound with allegories, nymphs and satyrs, all illuminated by a typically Baroque theatrical light.
Dorigny was born in Paris at the heart of Grand Siècle's court painting. In 1672 he left for Rome, where he furthered his apprenticeship by studying the Old Masters and the decorative fresco cycles of Pietro da Cortona and Baciccio - works that perfectly exemplified the new goals of Baroque paintings. Settling in Venice and then Verona, he became a highly successful painter and decorator in the villas, palazzi and churches of the Serenissima.