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 Si├Ęcle'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.