Gregorio Lazzarini

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Jael and Sisera, Oil on canvas, 117 x 95 cm Private collection. Gregorio Lazzarini 001.jpg
Jael and Sisera , Oil on canvas, 117 x 95 cm Private collection.

Gregorio Lazzarini (1657 – 10 November 1730) was an Italian painter of mythological, religious and historical subjects, as well as portraits. One of the most successful Venetian artists of the day, [1] a prominent teacher, and father to a significant school of painting, he is best known for having first trained Giambattista Tiepolo, who joined his workshop in 1710 at the age of fourteen. [2] His own style was somewhat eclectic.

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Life

Born in Venice, the son of a barber, [n 1] he was the brother of the proficient painter, Elisabetta Lazzarini (1662–1729). He trained initially with the Genovese painter Francesco Rosa, then with Girolamo Forabosco, and lastly in the studio of Pietro della Vecchia. [2]

He joined the painters' guild in Venice in 1687. Active in Venice until at least 1715, [2] he spent most of his life in the Venetian Republic. He was a prolific painter. [3] He was reputed to be a patient teacher who imparted a broad knowledge of artistic styles for the portrayal of mythological and historical subjects; according to his contemporary biographer, Vincenzo da Canal, "the young who desired to get ahead in the pictorial arts chose Lazzarini as their master". [4] [n 2] Other pupils of Lazzarini included Gaspare Diziani [2] and Bartolomeo Ignazio Capello. [6]

Orpheus and the Bacchantes (detail) Gregorio Lazzarini - Orpheus and the Bacchantes (detail) - WGA12528.jpg
Orpheus and the Bacchantes (detail)

Some of his works decorate the Sala dello Scrutinio of the Doge’s Palace in Venice. A group of his paintings are on view inside the Sala San Tommaso at the basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Among his major works is a canvas depicting the Charity of San Lorenzo Giustiniani for the Patriarcal house at San Pietro di Castello. [7] His overtly academic style, which changed little during his career, combined the solidity of Emilian painting of the Baroque period with the rich colours of the Venetian school. [2]

Santa Maria degli Scalzi (Venice) - Santa Teresa incoronata dal Salvatore Santa Maria degli Scalzi (Venice) - Santa Teresa incoronata dal Salvatore by Gregorio Lazzarini.jpg
Santa Maria degli Scalzi (Venice) - Santa Teresa incoronata dal Salvatore

Lazzarini died on 10 November 1730 in Villabona Veronese (now Villa d'Adige in Badia Polesine), having moved there in September to stay with his brother, the local priest. [3]

Rinaldo and Armida Gregorio Lazzarini - Rinaldo and Armida.jpg
Rinaldo and Armida
David vencedor (Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia) David vencedor, de Gregorio Lazzarini (Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia).jpg
David vencedor (Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia)

Notes and references

Notes

  1. The contemporary biography, Vita di Gregorio Lazzarini by Vincenzo da Canal, which was originally compiled in 1732 (published, 1809), provides an essential source of information on Lazzarini's life and works. [3]
  2. A nobleman from Vicenza, da Canal wished to record the achievements of teacher and student alike. [4] He acknowledges that Tiepolo quickly abandoned Lazzarini's "diligent manner, and, being all fire and spirit, adopted one that was rapid and free". [5]

References

  1. Pedrocco, Filippo (1996). "Becoming Tiepolo". In Christiansen, Keith (ed.). Giambattista Tiepolo, 1696-1770. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 37. ISBN   978-0-87099-812-6.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Warma, Susanne Juliane. "Lazzarini, Gregorio". Oxford Art Online . Oxford University Press. Retrieved 25 May 2014.(subscription required)
  3. 1 2 3 Sorce, Francesco (2005). "Lazzarini, Gregorio". Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (in Italian). Vol. 64. Treccani. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  4. 1 2 Barcham, William L. "Tiepolo: (1) Giambattista Tiepolo". Oxford Art Online . Oxford University Press. Retrieved 26 May 2014.(subscription required)
  5. Chilvers, Ian, ed. (2009). "Tiepolo, Giambattista". The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists. Oxford University Press. p. 624. ISBN   978-0-19-953294-0.
  6. Scrittori ed artisti trentini, by Francesco Ambrosi, Giovanni Zippel Editor, 1883, Trento, page 95.
  7. Venice: its individual growth from the earliest beginnings, Part 3, Volume 1, by Pompeo Molmenti, page 75.

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