Giovanni Antonio Fuminani
Painter of a Mighty Big Ceiling
Venetian Giovanni Antonio Fumiani (1645–1710) is a key figure between Veronese and Tiepolo, notably in the fine art of quadratura ceiling painting. He is best known for his massive trompe l'oeil masterpiece in San Pantalon. But he also did smaller works, including cartoons for the mosaics in St Mark's, the ceiling in the Scuola di San Rocco, and a lunette in San Zaccaria.