Giovanni Maria Viani (1636–1700) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active in Bologna. Along with Lorenzo Pasinelli, he trained under Flaminio Torre. Among Giovanni's pupils was his son, Domenico (1668–1711), Giovanni Girolamo Bonesi, and Odoardo Perini. Another pupil was Pier Francesco Cavazza. He directed a school at Bologna rivaling t...
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