Artist Birthdays October 5 – FRANCESCO GUARDI

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FRANCESCO GUARDI (October 5, 1712 – January 1, 1793)

  • Nationality: Italian
  • Field: Painting
  • 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.

 Francesco Guardi. The Piazza San Marco, Venice. circa 1775.

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