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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

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

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

Three Dominican Saints

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

The Ecstasy of St Francis

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


Ragazzo con piffero


Shepherd Boy

Oil on canvas
Residenzgalerie, Salzburg

Scene pastorale



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