Piazzetta, Giovanni Battista (1683-1754) by Scholes, Robert

Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1683 – 1754) He was son of a woodcarver, who studied under Giuseppe Maria Crespi in Bologna and was probably influenced by him to take up genre subjects. He settled in Venice by 1711. He made many drawings for collectors and as book-illustrations in order to support his family; his work was much influenced by t, and his paintings evolve from Baroque contrasts of light and shadow towards Rococo. Rembrand

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