Giovanni Paolo Pannini

1691-1765 Italy/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Giovanni Cavalière Paolo Panini was born in Piacenza in 1691. He was one of the most noted Vedutista painters of his time, working mainly in Rome. First, he studied with Benedetto Luti in Rome, and Giovanni Ghisolfis' works became his main inspiration. His style is partly related to Salvator Rosa also. According to some critics, he executed his architectural paintings well; however, his figures, elegantly produced as they are, can be out of proportion to his buildings compared to Ghisolfi. Nevertheless, he is considered the first principal painter of ruins. He taught at the Académie de France, where he was a professor of perspective and was the director at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. Hubert Robert worked with him and took a great deal of inspiration from his works. Other Vedutista painters who he influenced were Canaletto and Bernardo Bellotto.

 

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A Capriccio of the
Roman Forum

A Capriccio of the Roman Forum

The Interior of the
Pantheon

The Interior of the Pantheon

Piazza and Church
of Santa Maria

Piaza and Church of Santa Maria Maggiore

Landscape with
Titus Arch

Landscape with Titus Arch

Musical
Fête

Musical Fête

Piazza Nova
in Rome

Piazza Nova in Rome

Departure of
Duc de Choiseul

Departure of Duc de Choiseul from the Piazza di San Pietro

Exclusion of Money
Changers

Exclusion of Money Changers from the Temple

Views of Ancient
Rome

Gallery Views of Ancient Rome

Gallery Views of
Modern Rome

Gallery Views of Modern Rome

Apostle Paul
Preaching

Apostle Paul Preaching on the Ruins

Architectural
Capriccio

Architectural Capriccio

Charles III at Saint
Peters

Charles the Third at Saint Peters

Rome from Saint
Mario

Rome from Saint Mario

Capriccio of
Classical Ruins

Capriccio of Classical Ruins

Pictures of Modern
Rome

Pictures of Modern Rome

Santa Maria
Maggiore in Rome

Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome

Saint Peters
In Rome

Saint Peters in Rome

Roma
Antica

Roma Antica

Interior of the
San Giovanni

Interior of the San Giovanni in Laterano in Rome

The Pantheon and
Other Monuments

The Pantheon and Other Monuments

Ruins with Saint
Paul Preaching

Ruins with Saint Paul Preaching

rome
the pantheon

rome the pantheon a view of the interior towards the piazza della rotonda

the abduction
of helen

the abduction of helen