(b. 1636, San Quirico di Lucca, d. 1681, Lucca)
The Triumph of Wisdom1671
Oil on canvas
Convent of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
Giovanni Coli and Filippo Gherardi, two painters from Lucca in Tuscany, painted the canvases that decorate the ceiling of the library of San Giorgio Maggiore. The original design of the convent was by Andrea Palladio, but it was completed by Baldassare Longhena with the help of the two Tuscan artists; consequently it combines Renaissance classicism with a monumental Baroque style.