Bernardo Bellotto 1740

A Journey to Tuscany

  • Edited by Bozena Anna Kowalczyk
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 25 x 25 cm
  • Pages 160
  • Illustrations 40
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788836644445
  • Price € 28,00  € 26,60
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This volume is dedicated to Bernardo Bellotto (Venice, 1722 - Warsaw, 1780), grandson of Canaletto and protagonist of 18th-century landscape painting. starting from 1747, the year in which he moved to Dresden. It explores the less investigated period of the Venetian painter’s life, that is, the one preceding the successful career undertaken in the European courts starting from 1747, the year in which he moved to Dresden.
In the age of the Grand Tour, the eighteen year old Bellotto visited the great Italian art cities, leaving us with exceptional views that already reveal the peculiar characteristics and modernity of his painting.
The book contains precious and rare works, among which the ones related to the itinerary followed by the painter in Tuscany in 1740, or the series dedicated to the city of Lucca, coming from the British Library in London and the York Art Gallery, along with the views of Florence and Livorno.
Edited by Bozena Anna Kowalczyk, one of the greatest experts on Canaletto and Bellotto, the volume is divided into sections introduced by texts resulting from new and unpublished historical and archival research, and is completed by a documentary appendix, bibliography and indexes.

Lucca, Fondazione Ragghianti, October 2019 - January 2020


Bernardo Bellotto. The Tuscan mission of a Venetian painter Bozena Anna Kowalczyk


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