Francesco Guardi

View of the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

View of the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
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Author: Francesco Guardi
Landscape, Painting, Oil on canvas, 43x61 cm
Origin: Italy, Between 1765 and 1775

Master of the townscape - known as vedute in Italian - Guardi painted many views of the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice. At the end of the 10th century what was to become one of the richest monasteries in Venice was founded here, but the complex was given a sense of completeness with its reconstruction by the leading 16th-century Italian architect Andrea Palladio. The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, built according to Palladio's design , is one of his best works. Guardi shows the island from the embankment by the Doges? Palace, from where the fa├žade of the church is best seen. The transparent sky with its light clouds almost melts on the horizon into the calm water, across which gondolas skim lightly. In the foreground to the left is the mast of a fishing boat with sails lowered, repeating the vertical of the bell tower. The whole is balanced by the high rectangular sail of another boat at the front of the painting.

Source of entry: State Museum of New Western Art, Moscow, 1927
School: Venetian

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