'Palazzo Dario, Venice' (c.1959) by English painter & printmaker John Piper (1903-1992). Oil on canvas, 153.5 x 123 cm. via BBC

'Palazzo Dario, Venice' (c.1959) by English painter & printmaker John Piper (1903-1992). Oil on canvas, 153.5 x 123 cm. via BBC

In preparing to paint murals at the Boston Public Library Sargent studied major decorative schemes. He may have visited the Palazzo Clerici in Milan particularly to see its renowned ceiling frescoes by the eighteenth-century Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo

In preparing to paint murals at the Boston Public Library Sargent studied major decorative schemes. He may have visited the Palazzo Clerici in Milan particularly to see its renowned ceiling frescoes by the eighteenth-century Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo

Interior with the Artist and Vanessa Bell’s Daughter  - Angelica Bell, ca 1935-1936, Duncan Grant. Scottish, Camden Town Group Painter (1885-1978)

Interior with the Artist and Vanessa Bell’s Daughter - Angelica Bell, ca 1935-1936, Duncan Grant. Scottish, Camden Town Group Painter (1885-1978)

Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.    In 1515 the great Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini painted the Dominican friar Teodoro of Urbino in the guise of Saint Dominic, founder of his order. What we don't know is whether the picture was intended as a devotional image of the dead saint that Bellini made more lifelike by using a specific living model, or whether it was meant to commemorate Fra Teodoro's own sanctity by identifying him with Saint…

Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1515 the great Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini painted the Dominican friar Teodoro of Urbino in the guise of Saint Dominic, founder of his order. What we don't know is whether the picture was intended as a devotional image of the dead saint that Bellini made more lifelike by using a specific living model, or whether it was meant to commemorate Fra Teodoro's own sanctity by identifying him with Saint…

"La polenta" (Venice, Ca' Rezzonico, oil on canvas, - painting by Pietro Longhi (1702- 1785). Pietro Longhi was a a Venetian painter of contemporary scenes of life. About the painting there are 2 young polenta-maker girls with their typical long wooden stirring spoon (known as mestolo) and their round-bottom copper pot known as "paiolo", where water is heated and cornmeal sprinkle into it. The polenta-maker is pouring onto a special round wooden board called "tafferia".

"La polenta" (Venice, Ca' Rezzonico, oil on canvas, - painting by Pietro Longhi (1702- 1785). Pietro Longhi was a a Venetian painter of contemporary scenes of life. About the painting there are 2 young polenta-maker girls with their typical long wooden stirring spoon (known as mestolo) and their round-bottom copper pot known as "paiolo", where water is heated and cornmeal sprinkle into it. The polenta-maker is pouring onto a special round wooden board called "tafferia".

Titian - Portrait of the Venetian Painter Giovanni Bellini. Detail. 1511 - 1512

Titian - Portrait of the Venetian Painter Giovanni Bellini. Detail. 1511 - 1512

Chiesa della Salute by Venetian painter Francesco Guardi, Venice

Chiesa della Salute by Venetian painter Francesco Guardi, Venice

The Venetian painter created this piece of art in 1585, and it is part of the Suida – Manning Collection.

The Venetian painter created this piece of art in 1585, and it is part of the Suida – Manning Collection.

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