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View of the Grand Canal Looking toward Rialto with Palazzo Grimani and Palazzo Marin

Francesco Guardi

After training in his father Domenico’s workshop and coming under the influence of Canaletto, whence his mastery of perspective, Guardi began to develop a haighly personal style of his own. He imbues Canaletto’s calm still, objective views with a nervous unrest conveyed by a shifting treatment of light which cause his figures to vibrate and the buildings to look dilapidated, conveying the charm of a city still splendid even in its twilight years.

Download hi-res image TITLE View of the Grand Canal Looking toward Rialto with Palazzo Grimani and Palazzo Marin
AUTHOR Francesco Guardi
DATE 1756-1760
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 56 × 75
INVENTORY 688
ROOM XXXV
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