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Giovanni Antonio Fumiani

Painter of a Mighty Big Ceiling

Interior of San Pantaleone (Venice) - The Martyrdom and Apotheosis of St Pantalon - Gian Antonio Fumiani

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.



Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Architas