Andrea Pozzo: recognized 300 years later at Study Congress at the Gregorian Univ.

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2009 marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Jesuit Brother Andrea Pozzo, the 17th century painter whose works adorn many churches in Europe, including the beautiful Saint Ignatius Church, Rome, Italy. (I love his work and have enthralled by it for years!) He was born November 30, 1642 and died August 31, 1709.

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Brother Andrea was known for his design, architecture and painting.  Several initiatives were planned for the anniversary, including a week-long celebration that was recently held in Vienna, the city where he worked for many years and where he died. The Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome will hold an International Study Congress from the November 18-20. Participants will analyze Pozzo's work and offer insights and reflections for research and study.

Brother Andrea founded the artistic academy at the Roman College, the original name of the Pontifical Gregorian University. More on Brother Andrea Pozzo's life can be read here and here

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]



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