• Bernardo Bellotto "View of Via di Ripetta in Rome"

    GUEST WORK - Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

The new MNAA'S Guest Work, coming from the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, was painted by Bernardo Bellotto. Canaletto's nephew, and his pupil in Venice, Bellotto painted this veduta after a brief trip to Rome in 1742. The perfect perspective, the descriptive capacity and the poetics of place make this view proof of the precocious talent and vocation of the young painter in this type of composition - ingeniously prepared using the camera obscura, an indispensable accessory to the obsessive objectivity of Venetian vedutisti in the 18 th century.

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