Guardi Francesco, Architectural Capriccio, 18th century.Pen and ink and wash, 7 x 5.1 inVictoria and Albert Museum, London:"Venetian patrons preferred Guardi’s imaginary views, called capricci, to the straightforward recreations of the architecture of the city. The motifs include creative ensembles of classical architecture, picturesque ruins, Gothic arches, harbours and obelisks. Guardi often repeated these details introducing slight variations. Identifiable architectural details from Venice, such as the Doge’s Palace, conflate in the capricci with fruits of Guardi’s imagination.”

Guardi Francesco, Architectural Capriccio, 18th century.

Pen and ink and wash, 7 x 5.1 in

Victoria and Albert Museum, London:

"Venetian patrons preferred Guardi’s imaginary views, called capricci, to the straightforward recreations of the architecture of the city. The motifs include creative ensembles of classical architecture, picturesque ruins, Gothic arches, harbours and obelisks. Guardi often repeated these details introducing slight variations. Identifiable architectural details from Venice, such as the Doge’s Palace, conflate in the capricci with fruits of Guardi’s imagination.”


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