Artist Birthdays October 5 – FRANCESCO GUARDI
FRANCESCO GUARDI (October 5, 1712 – January 1, 1793)
Art Movement: Venetian School, Rococo
ARTiFact: He was best known for producing vedute (view paintings) of Venice in a painterly style known as pittura di tocco (of touch) for its small dotting and spirited brush-strokes.
Notable Artwork (shown below): The Piazza San Marco, Venice, 1775.