Viani, Domenico Maria
Viani, Domenico Maria an Italian painter, son of Giovanni Maria, was born at Bologna in 1668. He received a thorough education in the art from his father, and then went to Venice, where he studied the old Venetian masters. Some prefer him to his father, but this preference is not entertained by most critics. He succeeded his father in the school which he had established at Bologna, and instructed several pupils. He executed many works for the churches of Bologna, Bergamo, Pistoia, and other neighboring cities. The principal at Bologna are a series representing the Prophets and Evangelists, in the Church of the Nativity, and Christ Healing a Pilgrim, in the Church of the Servi. He died at Pistoia in 1711. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.