Venetian Views

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St Martins Press, 2002 - Art - 239 pages
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Venice is one of the most beloved cities in the world. The second most popular city in Italy, its romantic vistas have begged artists for centuries to capture its rich topography with paint and brush. In the eighteenth century, a group of artists answered that call with glorious results. Artists such as Canaletto, Luca Carlevaris, and Francesco Guardi, painted and sketched views of Venice which still delight the modern day viewer. Venetian Views is the first comprehensive consideration of this enchanting chapter of Venetian art.

This handsome volume, which includes over 200 color illustrations, includes not only the most well-known practitioners of this art form, but also those less well-known but equally accomplished, including Michele Marieschi, Giacomo Guardi, Bernardo Belloto, and Antonio Visentini. For the Italian art aficionado, this a required addition to any library. And for those uninitiated into the spectacular scenes these artists produced, Venetian Views is a gorgeous introduction. Venice is one of the most beloved cities in the world. The second most popular city in Italy, its romantic vistas have begged artists for centuries to capture its rich topography with paint and brush. In the eighteenth century, a group of artists answered that call with glorious results. Artists such as Canaletto, Luca Carlevaris, and Francesco Guardi, painted and sketched views of Venice which still delight the modern day viewer. Venetian Views is the first comprehensive consideration of this enchanting chapter of Venetian art.

This handsome volume, which includes over 200 color illustrations, includes not only the most well-known practitioners of this art form, but also those less well-known but equally accomplished, including Michele Marieschi, Giacomo Guardi, Bernardo Belloto, and Antonio Visentini. For the Italian art aficionado, this a required addition to any library. And for those uninitiated into the spectacular scenes these artists produced, Venetian Views is a gorgeous introduction.

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Contents

Preface 16 Venice In The Eighteenth Century
15
The Background
29
Luca Carlevaris and GasparVan Wittel
42
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Filippo Pedrocco was born in Venice in 1950 and has been the superintendent of the Museo del Settecento Veneziano in Ca'Rezzonico since 1983, organizing important exhibitions both in Italy and abroad. A specialist in Venetian art, he has authored many articles and books. He has written extensively on historical Venetian architecture and the work of Antonio Guardi, Michele Marieschi, Giambattista Tiepolo and Paolo Veronese. He has co-authored two other Rizzoli titles, Giorgione and Titian.

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