PIAZZETTA, Giovanni Battista
(b. 1682, Venezia, d. 1754, Venezia)

The Virgin Appearing to St Philip Neri

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

Starting from a triangular compositional layout which derives from Titian, Piazzetta packs the picture with vibrant emotion thanks to the creative tension between the characters and the still-life inserts.