Laura Hamad

Giovanni Panti, painter in the years of Florence capital

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At the end of the 19th century, the painter Giovanni Panti played an important role in the diffusion of exotic decoration in Tuscany. After many important commissions in Perugia, his hometown, such as the decoration of the Provincia Palace, where he experimented many different styles according to his eclectic education, he became a specialist in moorish decoration, thanks to the careful study of Owen Jones, "Grammar of Ornament". The decoration of the Great Synagogue of Florence can be considered one of the most representative examples of interest in oriental style widespread in Italy and in Europe.


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