Lodovico Cardi, known as Cigoli — (1559-1613) Italian painter and architect.
Lodovico Cardi was born in the town of Cigoli, near Florence. From the name of the city was the name under which he is now widely known. Cigoli initial training took place in Florence under the guidance of Alessandro As. Later, under the influence of the most important painters of the era Santo di Tito, Correggio, Federico Barocco style Cigoli disclosed fully. In addition to painting Cigoli engaged in architecture, his mentors in this field were Buontalenti. His disciples:Cristofano As (1577-1621), Domenico fetti