CHILONE, Vincenzo
(b. 1758, Venezia, d. 1839, Venezia)


Italian painter, a pupil of Canaletto, active in Venice. The Neo-classical movement in Venice included a number of artists of note, who often painted the cultivated and refined decorations for buildings erected or renovated in the period. Among the artists who continued to draw inspiration from the great Venetian Vedutisti were Vincenzo Chilone and Ippolito Caffi. Chilone's paintings were rather dry and superficial, and they failed to achieve the union between figures and architectural setting that had seemed so spontaneous in the eighteenth century.