Ludovico Dorigny

1654-1742 France/Italy Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Ludovico (Louis, Lewis) Dorigny was born in Paris, there he was tutored by his father Michael; Michael was an engraver and painter who had worked with Simon Vouet. Louis’s father died when he was only ten and thereafter he was tutored by Charles Le Brun. Being disenchanted after not receiving the first prize at the Académie Royale, he travelled to Italy. One of his sketches for a ceiling in Paris had been heavily criticised by leading artists Hyacinthe Rigaud, Nicolas de Largillière and others. He spent four years in Rome, ten in Venice and eventually settled in Verona. He worked as an engraver but is known mostly for his decorative work in frescoes throughout Northern Italy. Some of his most noted works are in the Trento Cathedral. He died in Verona in 1742.

 

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oil on canvas,
galatea

oil on canvas galatea

oil on canvas,
pan and syrinx

oil on canvas pan and syrinx

dolfin giacomelli
bacchanal

palazzo orsetti dolfin giacomelli bacchanal

pan uncovering the
nakedness

palazzo orsetti dolfin giacomelli pan uncovering the nakedness of a sleeping nymph

ceiling of the
grand staircase

palazzo repeta ceiling of the grand staircase

palazzo zenobio,
ballroom ceiling

palazzo zenobio ballroom ceiling

wall fresco in
the ballroom

palazzo zenobio wall fresco in the ballroom

battle of the
centaurs and lapiths

villa allegri battle of the centaurs and lapiths

villa allegri, ceiling
decoration

villa allegri ceiling decoration

perseus displaying
the head of medusa

villa allegri perseus displaying the head of medusa

villa almerico capra,
gods of olympus

villa almerico capra gods of olympus