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Light and color in the painting of Francesco Guardi


On display six paintings by one of Italy's greatest vedutisti

Francesco Guardi (1712-1793) was a multifaceted and intense artist, born into a family of painters from Trento but living all his life in Venice, where he distinguished himself as one of the greatest Italian vedutisti and one of the most important painters of the 18th century.

Guardi was an authentic chronicler of Venetian festivals and ceremonies, whose artistic career can be distinguished into different phases: first the youthful paintings, inspired by costume painting, then the series of sacred paintings and the first views, landscapes and capriccios, a genre in which he distinguished himself from the other Venetian masters, and finally the festivals and ceremonies describing moments experienced in the evocative views of Venice, again interpreted with a very personal style.

From November 27, 2023 to January 31, 2024, the exhibition "Luce e colore nella pittura di Francesco Guardi" (Light and Color in the Painting of Francesco Guardi) will be on display within the museum itinerary of Palace Sansedoni, home of the Mps Foundation.

Free entrance.