The final volume in the reference series for collectors and antiquarians. Edited by leading specialists in the field, this book is in the tradition of Electa's "great works"
[Landscape Painting in Italy / The Eighteenth Century]. This book is the last in the series on landscape painting, a genre that the greatest artists of the eighteenth century measured themselves against, creating one of the richest and most fascinating periods of Italian painting. The first section contains essays that analyze from a historical and critical standpoint the various aspects of landscape painting, from the capriccio to the pastoral, Venetian vedute and works by Enlightenment artists. The second part of the book is devoted to a repertory of a hundred and twenty artists, each accompanied by a completely up-to-date biography illustrated with their most important works. Ample space is devoted to foreign landscapists who come to Italy to discover the artistic qualities of the scenery and Mediterranean light.