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Francesco Guardi (1712-1793) - A View near Venice (^) - NG2520 - National Gallery

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Francesco Guardi (1712-1793) - A View near Venice (^) - NG2520 - National Gallery

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Guardi, Francesco; A View near Venice (?); The National Gallery, London; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/a-view-near-venice-114178

Francesco Guardi was an Italian painter best known for his Venetian landscapes and cityscapes. Born in Venice in 1712, Guardi began his artistic career by working in his father's workshop. He later studied under the painter Canaletto, who was famous for his detailed views of Venice. Guardi's style was influenced by Canaletto, but he developed his own unique approach to painting. His works are characterised by loose brushstrokes and a lively, atmospheric quality that captures the spirit of Venice. He often painted scenes of the city's canals, bridges and buildings, as well as its festivals and daily life. Guardi's paintings were popular with collectors and he received commissions from wealthy patrons throughout his career. He was also a member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Guardi died in Venice in 1793 at the age of 81. Today, his paintings are held in collections around the world, including the Louvre in Paris and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

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1775 - 1780
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