Alessandro Marchesini (1663-1738)
Professions: Historical-scenes painter; Genre Painter; Etcher
Sacrificio d'Ifigenia (Ifigenia in Aulide); e Ifigenia in Tauride
Attributed to Alessandro Marchesini (Verona 1664-1738)
Alessandro Marchesini Biography
(b Verona, 30 April 1663; d Verona, 27 Jan 1738). Italian painter and agent. He is traditionally believed to have trained with Biagio Falcieri (16281703). At the age of 17 he moved to Bologna, where he entered the workshop of Carlo Cignani. His first commission after his return to Verona was for the fresco decoration of the vault of S Domenico (1687), with scenes glorifying the saint, set in a quadratura framework by Carlo Tedesco. The style is heavily Baroque. In 169091 Marchesini painted a Jonah for S Niccolò, Verona; this remains within a Veronese tradition, whereas his Assumption of the Virgin for S Biagio (1692; Breonio, SS Marziale e Giovanni) and his Purification of the Virgin (1699; Verona, Pal. Scaligero, Notai Chapel) contain references to the Bolognese art of the Carracci.Grove Art excerpts - Electronic ©2003, Oxford Art Online
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