11352. "View" Painters of Venice in the 18th Century.
Overview of the "view" or vedutisti painters of Venice, as exemplified by Canaletto and Guardi. Describes the focus of the paintings and the place of the "view" painters within the genre of landscape painters, considers the juxtaposition between the "splendors of Venice" represented in these works versus that city's concurrent political and economic decline, and discusses the role of foreign tourists as patrons for these painters. 11 pages, 30 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. 2,806 words.
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