"Pozzo, Andrea (1642-1709)" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Thursday 28th April 2011
Andrea Pozzo, Italian painter and scenograph, was born in Trento in 1642 and died in Vienna in 1709. After some short activity in Trento, he joined the confraternity of Jesuits in 1665. In 1675 Pozzo was invited to Turin, where executed frescoes in Chiesa dei SS.Martiri and a scenographic cycle in Chiesa di S.Francesco Saverio (Mondovi, 1676-79).
Afterwards he was invited to Rome by Jesuits to execute the frescoes in Chiesa di S.Ignazio: Glory of St Ignatius (1691-94) on the vault (his most celebrated work), apse frescoes, tribune frescoes, altar of St Ignatius. In the meantime he created the projects for the Chiesa di S.Ignazio in Ragusa, the Cathedral of Lubiana and Chiesa di S.Francesco Saverio in Trento.
In 1693-1702 the treatise dedicated to architecture "Perspectiva pictorum et architectorum" was written, and had a great influence on the futher development of the architecture. In 1694 he depicted the Convent of the Chiesa della Trinita' dei Monti. In 1683-85 and 1697-1702 were executed the altarpieces for Jesuit churches in Lombardy: Cathedral of Cuneo and Cappella dei Mercanti (Turin), respectively.
In 1703 Pozzo moved to Vienna, where decorated the University, Palazzo Liechtenstein (Triumph of Hercules), and the Jesuit's College.As you visit 'Pozzo, Andrea (1642-1709)' you may also like following articles . . .