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Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo

male / Italian
Qualifications
painter, draftsman, author, poet, art theorist
Became blind in 1572, therefore focused on writing art theory (Lomazzo/Chai 1590/2013, p. 5)
Nationality/school
Italian
Born
Milaan 1538-04-26
Deceased
Milaan 1592-01-27/1600-02-13
Lomazzo/Chai 1590/2013, p. 5; Tramelli 2020, p. 727: 1592
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
cousin of Gaudenzio Ferrari
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Milaan 1560 - 1562
    as pupil of Giovanni Battista della Cerva (Lomazzo/Chai 1590/2013, p. 6)
  • Varese (prov.) 1562
    He painted a fresco cyclus in the Chiesa della Purificazione in Caronno Pertusella (Lomazzo/Chai 1590/2013, p. 6).
  • Florence 1562 - 1565
    travelled between 1562-1565 through Italy (Lomazzo/Chai 1590/2013, p. 7)
  • Rome 1562 - 1565
    travelled between 1562-1565 through Italy (Lomazzo/Chai 1590/2013, p. 7)
  • Napels 1562 - 1565
    travelled between 1562-1565 through Italy (Lomazzo/Chai 1590/2013, p. 7)
  • Milaan 1565
    painted in Milan a work for the library of Santa Maria della Passione (Lomazzo/Chai 1590/2013, p. 7)
  • Piacenza 1567
    painted a fresco at the Convent of Sant' Agostino (Lomazzo/Chai 1590/2013, p. 7)
  • Milaan 1567 - 1600
    remained very active as a painter in Milan between 1567-1571 (Lomazzo/Chai 1590/2013, p. 7)
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
portrait, Christian religious scene, allegory
Product
treaty
Titel: Trattato dell' arte de la pittura, scultura e architettura (1584); Titel: Rime (containing autobiography) (1587); Titel: Idea del tempio della pittura (1590); Titel: Della forma delle muse cavate dagli antichi autori greci e latini: opera utilissima a' pittori e scultori (1591)
Creation date: 1992-01-17; Last modified date: 2021-03-02

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