Temporary Tribune in the Campo San Zanipolo, Venice
Francesco Guardi - circa 1782-1783
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The scene represents one of the smaller squares in Venice. To honour the visit of Pope Pius VI in 1782 a temporary pulpit and staircase were built in front of the early Renaissance church shown in the background. Guardi was commissioned to paint this view commemorating the occasion. The technique illustrates his great ability to capture a sense of movement and sparkling light by means of small flecks of bright colour.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1782-1783
Artist age:Approximately 71 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 37.5 cm (14.76 in.), Width: 31.5 cm (12.4 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 23 December 2013.
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