Lecture by Maria Ludovica Piazzi (Bologna): Agostino Mitelli and His Influence

Lecture by Maria Ludovica Piazzi (Bologna): Agostino Mitelli and His Influence

Place Prague, Institute of Art History, Husova 4, CZECH REPUBLIC
Organizer Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
More info http://www.udu.cas.cz

Date: 24 June 2015

Agostino Mitelli (1609–1660) is a key figure in Bolognese art evolution. In fact he refurbished quadratura fresco, the field he used to work more in, and became a landmark for the following generations. He had many pupils who became exponents of his style and his works had been studied till late 18th century. Agostino was also an excellent draughtsman and granted a great importance to the graphic medium as a verification and practice instrument. This predilection influenced also his followers: after his death there was a great demand of his drawings, used as ornamental and quadratura’s repertoires. They were also used as a mean of study, in fact there is a large amount of copies and exercises in his style. To assess the influence of Agostino’s work on following generations the chalcographic production is also important.