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

Triumph of Diana

1751-53
Fresco mounted on canvas
Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca' Rezzonico, Venice

This ceiling fresco makes up a set with other frescoes representing Venus, Love, and Apollo and Minerva. They were removed from their original site in the Palazzo Barbarigo-Dabalà at Angelo Raffaele and mounted on canvas. The rocaille style of the allegorical-mythological decorative component in its more Venetian and ethereal inflection, whose most imaginative and refined interpreter was elder Guardi brother, here gives natural and elegant proof of its possibilities.




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