“Francesco Guardi, 1712 – 1793”


Museo Correr
From September 29th 2012 to January 6th 2013

Curated by Alberto Craievich and Filippo Pedrocco, under the scientific direction of Gabriella Belli, the exhibition – under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic – is mounted in the exhibition rooms of the Correr Museum from 28 September 2012 to 6 January 2013. It is divided into five different sections that cover Francesco’s artistic development whilst also documenting the different genres he worked on.

The itinerary is both chronological and thematic, comprising seventy paintings and the same number of drawings that were chosen on the basis of their qualitative and historical value. They are part of a much vaster and heterogeneous corpus that ranges from lesser known early figures, inspired by costume painting, religious paintings and early views, landscapes and capriccios, in which his originality compared to other Venetian painters stands out with his immortalisation of Venetian celebrations and ceremonies, up to the splendid views of Venice during his later works in which his highly personal style became increasingly free and allusive.