Gate to the Arsenal in Venice

1564, Artist: Francesco Guardi

 

 

Gate to the Arsenal in Venice

After the death of Canaletto (1768), Guardi became the leading painter in Venice of vedute or cityscapes. Unlike his older fellow painter, Guardi dispensed with pedantic representation of perspective and precise details. His concern was rather for employing the loosely dabbed brush to create merging effects of light, air and movement in depicting the city of Venice. His cityscapes combine colourfulness and rococo atmosphere with something approaching an impressionistic mode of seeing and painting. Guardi was criticised by his peers for this novelty.

Currently not displayed.

Object data

Object Name

Painting

Culture

Italian, Venetian

Dated

1564

Artist

Francesco Guardi (1712 - 1793 Venedig) - GND

Material

Canvas

Dimensions

Overall: 29,5 cm × 45 cm
Framed: 56 cm × 71,5 cm × 8 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 6234

Provenance

1912 Purchased from the art dealer Miethke, Vienna;

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