Giani, Felice (1758-1823)

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Felice Giani, Italian painter and designer, was born in San Sebastiano Curone, Alessandria in 1758 and died in Rome in 1823. At the age of 20 he moved to Rome and became noted for the energy and tension of his works: frescoes in Palazzo Doria (1780); decorations for the Hermitage of St Petersburg executed in Rome in 1788; decoration of Palazzo Altieri (1789), Palazzina del Vasanzio in Villa Borghese (1792-93). He was also active in Faenza: Galleria dei Cento Pacifici (1786), Palazzo Laderchi (1794). After the sojourn in Paris, during which he participated in decoration of the Tuileries, by the order of Napoleon, Giani returned to Rome. Here he executed decoration of Palazzo di Spagna (in collaboration with L.Coccetti) and of the Napoleon's apartments (1811-1812). In the second trip to Paris he frescoed Villa Montmorency of Antonio Aldini.

The greatest part of designs by Giani is preserved now in Rome, Gabinetto Nazionale delle Stampe.

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