The first complete philological and critical catalogue of the paintings and drawings of Antonio and Francesco Guardi.
The Guardi were a true dynasty of painters, crossing approximately three generations of the evolution of 18th-century art in Italy and abroad.
The paintings and graphic works of Antonio and Francesco Guardi are covered in these three volumes (two on paintings, one on drawings) that represent the first complete philological and critical catalogue of these materials.
The experience of the two protagonists is retraced in a series of iconographic profiles, from the religious subjects to the landscapes, investigating their mutual influences that border, in some cases, on true symbiosis. Documentation has been thoroughly analyzed on questions of attribution, while stylistic research sheds light on the compositional differences between the two painters. A plentiful selection of fine illustrations and complete critical annotations offer a sense of the impact of the Guardi on the Venetian art of the 1700s.