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Artist in Residence: Working Drawings by Luigi Gregori (1819-1896)
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by Sophia Meyers, M.A., Art History, Notre Dame '10, Assoc. Prof. Robert Randolf Coleman, and Snite Museum Director Charles Loving
Snite Museum of Art – University of Notre Dame
This exhibition catalog brings to light new information about the Bolognese artist, Luigi Gregori, and his decorative programs for Sacred Heart Church (now the Basilica of the Sacred Heart), the Main Building, and St. Edward's Hall on the campus of Notre Dame.
Essays situate the artist's drawings within the context of art's academic training tradition and Purismo, a nineteenth-century religious art movement dedicated to the emulation of early Renaissance themes and styles.
Gregori's artistic contributions to the nascent academic community's early efforts to forge a strong visual identity for itself are examined in twenty-five catalog entries and numerous full-color illustrations.