The great Albanian artist from Durrës, Andrea Nikolle Aleksi began the construction of the Zudeniko Chapel in the Rabbi Cathedral on October 7, 1457. It is one of the masterpieces of medieval Dalmatian art. Alex has also given his contribution to the Duomo of Milan.
Andrea Nikolle Aleksi, also known as Andrea Alessi, or Andrija Aleši was a famous architect, painter and sculptor, known as one of the greatest artists in the time of the Dalmatian Renaissance.
He was born in Durrës in 1425. He moved to Dalmatia, making himself known in the field of architecture. A characteristic of Alexi Andreas was that in his works, he always made an inscription in which his origin was written. As a young man he went to Split, Dalmatia and studied there with the sculptor Mark Troja. He is the author of the statues of the merchant lodge in Ancona, Italy, of 1454 frescoes in a church on the Arabian island of Dalmatia.
His masterpiece is the Trogiri Baptistery.
The Trogir baptistery is located in the cathedral of St. Lawrence. But traces of his works can be found in the surrounding palaces of Trogir, in that of Bishop Torlon and especially in the palace opposite the main gate of the cathedral, Palazzo di Coriolano Cippico, where Andrea Alexi's masterpiece is the multi-story portal with three-arched windows and the chapel of St. John, etc. There is much to see, as well as to be informed by art historians who have appreciated his works here in Trogir, "Oprog i Trogirit", as the most important architectural complex -sculpture of the beginnings of early Renaissance art in Europe.