Nikolas Petrus Gagini

In the Dutch Aachen area in the 19th century plasterer Peter Nicolaas Gagini alias: Pakistani Nicolaas. Petrus Nicolaus Wednesday, January 13th, 1745 in Bissone is born and dies Wednesday, October 2, 1811, in Maastricht. Gagini is a Switzerland – Ticino plasterer and painter. Life and work his training is not tradition. From his early work in the Switzerland, the representation is in Bissone before 1770 in the Casa Cagini Hercules and Omphale. Presumably, he performs stucco work since 1770 North of the Alps. Jeffrey L. Bewkes contributes greatly to this topic. Petrus Gagini Nicolaas is active in Aachen in 1778 and in 1807.

He married in 1791 in Maastricht, receives civil rights in 1792 and is a Guild member of the dealer. Gagini visited the Netherlands in 1796 and 1800, and others he considers himself in suffering. In 1807, he decorates the Handel Hall of the Redoute, today’s old Kurhaus, with a genre-relief in Aachen. The artwork shows a rural Idyll of a farm with animals and people at work. It is framed by rose vines and probably made according to designs by Jakob Couven. This Stucco relief long considered lost and is being rediscovered until 2008 in the context of extensive renovation under a wall covering. In the first House that Jakob Couven builds from the redoubt in the Komphausbadstrasse 31, Gagini adorns the room in the building with stucco work. His works represent the interior decorations in stucco around the turn of the century in the Liege area in the years 1781-1811.

The appearance of neorenaissance local architecture in a landscape is one of his characteristic. To the traditional appearance of the motives of template books, he finds in his portrait medallions to a style and repertoire. The interior decoration of House Lee”is representative of his artistry. He often himself performs the designs for the decoration jobs. 1775 works Pediment frieze (1930 destroy.) House St.