Paris, 26 November 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The Musée Jacquemart-André has just confirmed the exhibition “Canaletto/Guardi: the Two Masters of Venice” will extend until 21 January 2013, with special late-night openings.
As reminded by the museum’s press release, the exhibition was supposed to end on 14 January 2013, but this date has finally been postponed. On 2, 3, 4, 11 and 18 January 2013 it will remain open as late as 9pm. Visitors will then be able to discover – or rediscover – works by great ancient painters, famous for their perspective views of urban landscapes – or vedutas – a genre that blossomed in Italy, and especially in Venice in the 18th century. The exhibition focuses on two of them, the most famous: Canaletto (1697-1768) and Francesco Guardi (1712-1793).
The public will be able to appreciate the difference of styles between Canaletto and Guardi, on variations on various themes such as the Piazza San Marco, the Grand Canal, the laguna and Venitian festivals, as well as many other artists that contributed to the blossoming of the veduta in Europe: Gaspar van Wittel, Lucas Carlevarijs, Michel Marieschi and Bernardo Bellotto. The last section of the exhibition is dedicated to the capricci, views of a poetic and imaginary Venice.