Sunday, January 5, 2020

Venice in the Age of Canaletto

Category: Books,Arts & Photography,Individual Artists

Venice in the Age of Canaletto Details

From the Inside Flap Canaletto's genius was documenting in his paintings the immediately recognizable views of Venice in a naturalistic way. At the same time, his contemporaries such as Tiepolo, Guardi and Ricci were painting and sculpting religious, mythological, and historical dramas in the grand baroque tradition. The dynamic tension between these contrasting artistic styles is the focal point of this fascinating examination of Venice in Canaletto's era. The book also examines the cultural context of the artist's development as a vedute, or view painter. Read more

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