23 facts about Francesco Zugno

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Francesco Zugno (Italian pronunciation: [franˈtʃesko dˈdzuɲɲo] c. 1708–1787) was an Italian painter of the Rococo get older who had a thriving career in Venice.

Francesco Zugno was born in Venice in 1709 and probably died there in 1787. The Zugno were an ancient Venetian relatives and its members included artists such as the fifteenth century painter Giambattista Zugno. The Brescia branch of the Zugno relatives also includes a Zugno Francesco (1574-1621) with whom the player who is the subject of this right of entry is sometimes confused.

Few details just about his simulation are known. He trained at the Academy of Painting and Sculpture of Venice. When he entered, on the advice of his father Zugno Faustin, in the workshop of Giambattista Tiepolo roughly speaking 1730, Francesco already had a solid training as a painter. As a disciple and assistant of Tiepolo, he realized in the middle of 1730 and 1737 several paintings. Amongst others, he collaborated taking into account Tiepolo upon the frescoes for the Palazzo Labia. He normal his first commission for paintings for the convent church of San Lazzaro degli Armeni in Venice.

Among his masterworks is a series of wall frescoes of figures in quadratura balconies, works that were ration genre, part courtly conceit. He forward-looking completed a fresco cycle for the Villa Soderini-Berti, in Nervesa near Treviso. He was strongly influenced by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and his works. He was a founding academic of the Accademia of Venice.

He was married in 1742. The Venetian painter Alessandro Longhi, who knew him well, said Zugno was slanting to melancholy and loneliness.

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