STAZIO, Abbondio
(b. 1663, Massagno, d. 1757, Venezia)


Italian stuccoist. After a period of training as a stuccoist in Rome, he worked mainly in Venice, where his first work was connected with the decoration of the halls of the Palazzo Albrizzi (1690-1710). This work shows the profusion of decorative and figurative elements treated in extremely plastic and vigorous late Baroque manner. An entirely different spirit is the decoration of the Palazzo Sagredo on the Grand Canal at S. Sofia, executed with the help of his pupil, Carpoforo Mazzetti, known as Tencalla (signed and dated 1718), where the stucco is lighter and minute. In design and workmanship, the ornate bedroom, consisting of an antechamber with a bed alcove, is one of the finest of its period. It is currently preserved at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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