Italian Rococo era painter, master of landscapes-are. Born in Piacenza, about 1692. In the middle of the 10-ies of the 18th century, Panini moved to Rome, where the ancient ruins inspired him to create historical compositions, scenes of contemporary life and imaginary types of real buildings located in different parts of the city, but assembled together.
Known for its frescos in the Villa of Patrice (completed in 1725) and decorations for a celebration in honor of the birth of the Dauphin (1729, Louvre, Paris; 1731, Dublin). Marriage to the sister of the French artist Flagella, patronage of cardinal de Polignac and the connection with the French Academy in Paris, of which he was elected in 1723, and bound him with French artistic circles.
In 1755 he was elected President of the Academy of St Luke in Rome.
The Italian artist. In the years of training in the circle Bibiani Pannini acquired a taste for scenography, which is maintained throughout his artistic career in Rome where the artist lived from 1715. Here he studied with B. Luga, classicism in which the spirit of Maratta had on him a certain influence, evident in the paintings on religious subjects, executed in that time and are now in the Louvre, Palo and the Museum of fine arts in Budapest. The early Roman works include murals in the Villa of Patrizi (1719-1725), as well as various palazzos, such as Palazzo Quirinale and Palazzo alberoni. But worldwide fame pretty soon, Pannini brought his types of Roman monuments and Roman life. Perhaps for this reason it is often referred to the Roman vedutista the XVIII century, although in fact the artist goes beyond this genre, already determined by that time. This is due, on the one hand, the fact that the artist strived for greater freedom of vision that was characteristic of vedutismo the XVII century, and on the other hand, the fact that it <проторомантические> experiments later lead to the art of Piranesi. Inherited from Codazzi typology