Frescoes in the Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano di Grezzana (c. 1719)
by Louis DORIGNY

The Villa Allegri was built around 1656 by the Allegri family, nobility from Verona, on the site of a preexisting sixteenth-century structure. The main hall of the villa and the adjoining oratory was decorated with frescoes by Louis Dorigny in c. 1719. The entire luminous, double height main hall is covered in trompe l'oeil architectural devices. The extraordinary upward thrust of the space is assured by the ceiling, which is divided into a complex system of transversal arches.

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View of the main hall
c. 1719
Fresco
Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano di Grezzana


The Battle of the Centaurs and Lapiths
c. 1719
Fresco
Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano di Grezzana


The Battle of the Centaurs and Lapiths (detail)
c. 1719
Fresco
Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano di Grezzana


Perseus Displaying the Head of Medusa
c. 1719
Fresco
Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano di Grezzana


Perseus Displaying the Head of Medusa (detail)
c. 1719
Fresco
Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano di Grezzana


Male Nudes in Struggle
c. 1719
Fresco
Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano di Grezzana


Ceiling decoration
c. 1719
Fresco
Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano di Grezzana


Venus, the Three Graces, and Jupiter
c. 1719
Fresco
Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano di Grezzana


Minerva, with Two Nymphs, Diana, and Aeolus
c. 1719
Fresco
Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano di Grezzana


Minerva, with Two Nymphs, Diana, and Aeolus (detail)
c. 1719
Fresco
Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano di Grezzana


Minerva, with Two Nymphs, Diana, and Aeolus (detail)
c. 1719
Fresco
Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano di Grezzana


Interior view of the oratory
c. 1719
Fresco
Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano di Grezzana


View of the oratory ceiling
c. 1719
Fresco
Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano di Grezzana


View of the presbytery ceiling
c. 1719
Fresco
Villa Allegri Arvedi, Cuzzano di Grezzana



Paintings by Louis DORIGNY
Frescoes in the Palazzo Zenobio (1695-98)
Frescoes in the Palazzo Orsetti (c. 1710)
Frescoes in the Villa Allegri (c. 1719)
Various paintings



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