011525 Italian School, in the style of Francesco Lazzaro GUARDI [1712-1793], Venetian Landscape, the end of 19th c.
oli on canvas, 29,3 x 40 cm
Francesco Lazzaro GUARDI [1712 Venice – 1793 Venice] was a rococo artist, considered to be the last classical painter of the Venetian school of painting. He was a brother of Giovanni Antonio Guardi, who was a vedute painter. Like his siblings Francesco Lazzaro painted mostly Venetian landscape and architecture. He specialized in vedute, what is an Italian word for an extensive city panorama painting. Guardi’s artworks are distinguished for the topographic precision and masterful skills of using light and shadow effects and subtle colour pallete.