Francesco Guardi

Francesco Guardi (1712-1793) is today considered one of the greatest painters of the XVIII° century, but for a long time he was a "misunderstood artist". Unlike Canaletto, he was completely ignored by supporters of art and lived in poverty.

Guardi differs from Canaletto for having a better artistic temperament; in his paintings there is a more remarkable contrast between dark and light. Sky and water are barely different in colour. In other words, his paintings give a feeling of the infinite, linking Guardi's work to Romanticism.

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