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The Glory of Venice By Jane Martineau

The Glory of Venice
by Jane Martineau

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Examines the whole range of the arts in Venice during the 18th century. It includes paintings, pastels and gouaches, drawings, watercolours, prints, sculpture, furniture and other decorative arts together with essays considering major aspects of the art of the period.
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The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century by Jane Martineau

Venice, home of Tiepolo, Canaletto, Piranesi, Piazzetta, and Guardi, was the most artistic city of eighteenth-century Italy. This beautiful book examines the whole range of the arts in Venice during this period, including paintings, pastels and gouaches, drawings and watercolors, prints, illustrated books and sculpture.

The book begins with an introduction by Andrew Robison and a general introduction to Venetian art by Michael Levey. Essays by other eminent authorities then discuss the international taste for Venetian art and major aspects of the art of the period. The essays are followed by a catalogue that discusses and reproduces many of the finest works of the time along with biographies and critical discussions of the artists. The selection of works emphasizes the beauty, quality, distinctiveness, variety, balance, and unity of Venetian art. It includes altarpieces by Tiepolo, Piazzetta, and others that demonstrate the importance of profoundly serious and grand religious art; it presents the finest examples of history paintings and allegories, views and landscapes, architectural fantasies, decorative paintings, and portraits; and it offers a large selection of particularly fine graphic art, for many of the greatest painters-including Marco Ricci, Piazzetta, Canaletto, and Tiepolo-also devoted themselves to printmaking, book illustration, and designs for stage sets and the decorative arts, and often found greater freedom for their fantasy in such works.

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About Jane Martineau

Andrew Robison is senior curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

Table of Contents

General introduction to Venetian art, Michael Levy; introduction to the exhibition "The International Taste for Venetian Art", Andrew Robison; Venetian art as a public trust, G. Nepi Scire. Biographies. Part 1: Sebastiano Ricci; Antonio Balestra; Andrea Brustalon. Part 2: Luca Carlevaris; Marco Ricci; Giuseppe Valeriani. Part 3: G.A. Pellegrini; Jacopo Amigoni; Antonio Corradini; Rosalba Carriera; Anton Maria Zanetti; G.A. Faldoni; G.B. Pittoni; Francesco Bertos. Part 4: G.B. Piazzetta; Orazio Marinali; F. Bencovich. Part 5: G.B. Tiepolo. Part 6: Canaletto; G.B. Brustalon. Part 7: Antonio Visentini; F. Zuccarelli; Pietro Danieletti; Michele Marieschi; G.F. Costa. Part 8: Pietro Longhi; "Rutvanscad"; Gaetano Zompini; Giorgio Fossati; Gaspare Diziani; Giuseppe Nogari; F. Fontebasso; G.M. Morlaiter. Part 9: G.A. Guardi; Francesco Guardi. Part 10: G.D. Tiepolo; Francesco Lorenzi; F. Bartolozzi; P.A. Novelli; Lorenzo Tiepolo; Alessandro Longhi; Giuseppe Magnini. Part 11: G.B. Piranesi; B. Bellotto; A. Canova.

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The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century by Jane Martineau
Jane Martineau
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