Luca Ferrari

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For the Italian writer, see Luca Ferrari (writer).

Luca Ferrari (February 17, 1605 – February 8, 1654) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period.


Also called Luca da Reggio. He was reputedly initially a trainee of Ludovico Tiarini. Moschini identifies him as a pupil of Guido Reni.[1] He later worked with Leonello Spada, Alessandro Tiarini, and Carlo Bononi in the 1610 - 1620s were decorating the basilica of the Madonna della Ghiara in his native city of Reggio Emilia. In 1635 he joined the 'Fraglia dei pittori' of Padua for two years. He frescoed for the Villa Selvatico at Battaglia Terme, with episodes of the Life of Antenore (1650), and in the following years he painted seven panels for the ceiling of San Tommaso Cantauriense's church in Padua with the Mysteries of the Rosary. He painted both large historical canvases and small cabinet pieces. Among his pupils in Padua was Giulio Cirello. Moschini identifies Giovanni Battista Pelizzari[2] and Francesco Minorello[3] as pupils.


  1. ^ Della origine e delle vicende della pittura in Padova, by Giovanni Antonio Moschini, page 101.
  2. ^ Moschini, page 102.
  3. ^ Moschini, page 103.