View of the island of San Giorgio and Judekku, Francesco Guardi

View of the island of San Giorgio and Judekku, Francesco Guardi
View of the island of San Giorgio and Judekku, Francesco Guardi - 1

  • Posted by Francesco Guardi
  • Museum: Private collection
  • Year: Around 1774

Overview of the painting :

View of the island of San Giorgio and Giudecca – Francesco Guardi. Around 1774. Oil on canvas. 200×281
   Francesco Guardi led a family art workshop after his brother died. He began his creative journey with portraits, wrote religious compositions and scenes in the interiors, but all his life he remained the singer of his hometown. It is fair to say that it was the work of Guardi, being the pinnacle of the European genre, that marked its completion. The painter departs from a clear, structurally marked objectivist vision . Venice on its canvases appears as a fabulous fantasy, shrouded in the poetic haze of vibrating clear light.

   This landscape has another name – “San Marco Bachino (Bassein) overlooking the church of San Giorgio Maggiore and the channel of Judekku.”. Near the majestic temple of San Giorgio Maggiore, the creation of Palladio (which the master wrote many times), a bell tower that has been swept by an arrow will appear on the left flank of the canvas, which collapsed in 1774. You can thank the artist for the accuracy that has retained “historical details”, but the impression of romantic excitement, sadness and even anxiety, which is transmitted in his later works by the unsteady trepiness of the smear, rich, but still slightly extinguished, color scheme with fluorescent flashes of light, blurry shape.