Antonio Vassillacchi named Aliense
He was born in 1556 in the greek island of Milo. Come young in Venice, he enters Paolo
Veronese's workshop, where he was soon magnetized by the dramatic lighting, by the
powerful chiaroscuri of Tintoretto. Since 1584 to 1621 he was member of the Venetian
His artworks, connoted by "robusta fierezza e dominio pittoresco" , was in the
middle of Counter-reformation age. Many paintings document Aliense's activity in Padova,
Venezia, Salò, Perugia (where he paints ten large canvas for the church of S. Pietro).
In frescoes of Villa Emo in Montecchia and of Villa Barbarigo in Noventa Vicentina he
partially returns to the Veronese's ways, especially in the coldest intonation of colors,
even if the narration's rithm is rather extraneous to the severity, to the classical
serenity of Veronese.
Aliense died on April 15 1629.
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