Pozzo, Andrea dal
Pozzo, Andrea dal(ändrĕ`ä däl pŏt`tsō), 1647–1709, Italian painter. Pozzo was a Jesuit priest and leading exponent of the baroquebaroque
, in art and architecture, a style developed in Europe, England, and the Americas during the 17th and early 18th cent.
The baroque style is characterized by an emphasis on unity among the arts.
..... Click the link for more information. style. He was celebrated for his bold foreshortening and quadratura perspectiveperspective,
in art, any method employed to represent three-dimensional space on a flat surface or in relief sculpture. Although many periods in art showed some progressive diminution of objects seen in depth, linear perspective, in the modern sense, was probably first
..... Click the link for more information. , in which the lines of focus begin at the corners of the work and converge at a central vanishing point. Pozzo painted church ceilings (e.g., Sant' Ignazio in Rome, 1688) with seemingly endless heavenly vistas. His illusionismillusionism,
in art, a kind of visual trickery in which painted forms seem to be real. It is sometimes called trompe l'oeil [Fr.,=fool the eye]. The development of one-point perspective in the Renaissance advanced illusionist technique immeasurably.
..... Click the link for more information. influenced Solimena and Tiepolo and his treatise on perspective (1692–97) spread understanding of his techniques throughout Europe.