Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a splendidly illustrated monographic summary of the life and main works, with complete descriptive captions, of Pietro Longhi.
“The whole world lives in those drawings, domestic interiors with their drapes and portraits of ancestors, precious ladies in dilated andriennes, gentlemen in velada, ambiguous baùte and so on, in the most brilliant Venice of social encounters, but also in the closed, drowsy world of ancient dwellings, eager for the ephemeral show of fashion, focused on each detail of a hairstyle, a ribbon, a flower” (V. Moschini).
Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a monographic summary of the life and work of Pietro Longhi.
The short introduction examines the circumstances that led to the emergence and evolution of the artist’s personality. This is followed by a veritable “guided tour” through an imaginary museum of his masterpieces, splendidly illustrated, with complete descriptive captions.
A small anthology of critical and documentary writings and an essential bibliography make the books in this series up-to-date tools for students and art lovers alike.