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Giovanni Battista Piazzetta



 



 

Giovanni Battista Piazzetta

(b Venice, 13 Feb 1682; d Venice, 29 April 1754).

 Painter and draughtsman, son of Giacomo Piazzetta. Most of his works are of religious subjects, yet he also painted genre scenes and occasional portraits; especially famous are his portrait heads in black-and-white chalk. His sombre art, dependent on chiaroscuro and on a limited, almost monochromatic palette, is intense in feeling and deeply realistic, in contrast to the virtuoso performances and brilliant high-keyed palette of his Venetian contemporaries.

 



 


St James Brought to Martyrdom

1722-23
Oil on canvas, 165 x 138 cm
San Stae, Venice


 


Idyll at the Coast

c. 1741
Oil on canvas, 197 x 146 cm
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne


 


The Virgin Appearing to St Philip Neri

1725
Oil on canvas, 367 x 200 cm
Santa Maria della Consolazione (Fava), Venice
 

Three Dominican Saints

1738
Oil on canvas, 345 x 172 cm
Santa Maria dei Gesuati, Venice
 

The Ecstasy of St Francis

1729
Oil on canvas
Pinacoteca Civica, Vicenza
 

The Guardian Angel with Sts Anthony of Padua and Gaetano Thiene

c. 1729
Oil on canvas, 250 x 112 cm
San Vitale, Venice
 

L'Assomption de la Vierge

1735

Ragazzo con piffero

 

Shepherd Boy

Oil on canvas
Residenzgalerie, Salzburg
 

Scene pastorale

1740

 

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