Filippo Gherardi
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Filippo Gherardi
Coli and Gherardi, fresco ceiling with the Battle of Lepanto in the Palazzo Colonna, Rome, 1675-78

Filippo Gherardi (1643-1704) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period.

Born in Lucca, he was mostly active in Venice and Rome, where he became a member of the large studio of Pietro da Cortona, often working closely with Giovanni Coli. With Coli, Gherardi was initially a trainee of Pietro Paolini in Lucca. One of his masterpieces are the ceiling frescoes in the Palazzo Colonna in Rome, celebrating the participation of a family member in the Battle of Lepanto.

In Venice, Coli and Gherardi also completed frescoes (1670-72) of the dome of the church of San Nicolò da Tolentino with a fresco of the Glory of San Nicola and in the church of San Pantalon. In Venice, Coli and Gherardi also frescoed the Library in the monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore.[1]

One of his pupils was Cristoforo Tondini, who worked with him in San Pantalon.[2]


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