GUARDI, Gianantonio
(b. 1699, Wien, d. 1760, Venezia)

Herminia and Vaprino Find the Wounded Tancred (detail)

1750-55
Oil on canvas
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

Gianantonio rendered the subject - a fashionable one at the time - with fresh, painterly colorism, sparkling brushwork, and a taste for dramatic composition marked by typical Rococo musicality and grace.




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