The intriguing story of Venetian painting in the 18th century, analyzed by leading experts on this period in terms of figurative genres and outstanding personalities, with a fine selection of illustrations.
The development of Venetian painting approached in terms of major themes, directions of taste and individual artistic personalities.
The volume is subdivided in sections on groups of artists and figurative genres, for a wide overview of the last century of the Venetian Republic: the main workshops, the independent careers of many painters, the development of the landscape, the challenge to the Rococo by the first rigors of impending classicism, nostalgia and promise.
Stories of the proposals of artists, the demands of the market, the problematic relations with developments in art in other centers and areas of Europe.
The tale features interesting personalities like the antithetical figures of Pietro Longhi and Antonio Canova.
Also: an accurate bibliography for both the first and second volumes, and analytical indices.