THE GLORY OF VENICE: ART IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. Ed. by Jane Martineau and Andrew Robison. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1994. Organized in association with National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Published in association with Yale University Press, New Haven. 528 pp. with 394 ills. (272 col.). 31 x 26 cm. LC 94-61010 ISBN 0300061854 In English.
Presenting a scholarly review of the remarkable flowering of the visual arts in 18th-century Venice, this massive catalogue thoroughly documents more than 200 paintings and drawings, some 60 prints and illustrated books, and 13 sculptures culled from scores of international collections, including views of the city, treatments of religious and mythological subjects, architectural fantasies, and portrait and genre paintings by Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Piazzetta, Domenico and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Canaletto, Antonio and Francesco Guardi, Bellotto, Piranesi, Canova and some 35 other figures. Four introductory texts that profile artistic trends in Settecento Venice, describe the international market for Venetian art during the period, and trace the early history of the city's first academy of painting and sculpture are followed by 13 essays examining in detail the oeuvres of the major featured artists as well as the characteristic themes and styles explored by Venetian painters of the time.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1600-1800 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 024661
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