WHO WERE ROSSI'S ARCHITECTURAL INSPIRATIONS?
Domenico Egidio Rossi, born in 1659 Fano, Italy, was a frescoist and architect. He was trained in Bologna, the center of quadratura painting, a type of illusionistic architectural decoration. From 1689 on, he worked in Vienna and Prague. His clients were wealthy nobility circulating around the emperor. After freeing Vienna from the Turks in 1683, the city was busy developing into one of the most magnificent places in Europe. What better place to search for an architect?