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The Piazzetta,Venice by FRANCESCO GUARDI (Venetian School)

  THE PIAZZETTA, VENICE FRANCESCO GUARDI (Venetian School) FRANCESCO GUARD! died a few years before Napoleon strangled and ruined the city of pleasure. But in Guardi’s lifetime, Venice had surrendered most of her glories to procurers and foreign mercenaries. Her proud and cultivated sensuality which, in the days of meridian prosperity, had been kept free …

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Rinaldo Taking Leave of Armida by GIOVANNI BATTISTA TIEPOLO (Venetian School)

Rinaldo Taking Leave of Armida by GIOVANNI BATTISTA TIEPOLO (Venetian School)   THE end and aim of Venice was the celebration of pleasure, and her painters, with untroubled consciences, reflected her singleness of purpose. The struggles of man; his weakness and his might; the qualities of courage and pity; the whole range of human passions-all …

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Feast in the House of Levi by PAOLO VERONESE {Venetian School}

Feast in the House of Levi by PAOLO VERONESE {Venetian School}   THE maturity of Venetian splendor was celebrated by Paolo Caliari, ordmarily known as Veronese, from Verona, the town of his birth. This artist pamted the physical side of man with a truly magnificent touch, filling his religious commissions with portraits and people of …

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Portrait of a Youth by GIOVANNI BELLINI (Venetian School)

Portrait of a Youth by GIOVANNI BELLINI (Venetian School)   THE consolidation of the Venetian school of painting is centered in one fam­ ily-the Bellini, father and sons. Jacopo, the father, was an eccentric old gentleman who wandered through Italy sketching architecture, animals, moun­ tains, cities, and Madonnas. Attracted to Padua, famous at the moment …

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