Piazza San Marco glancing at Canal Grande, Vincenzo Chilone

This fresh and bright scene of the famous Piazza San Marco square is captured by the now appreciated Vincenzo Chilone, a painter originally from Venice and pupil of Battaglioli.
Despite his remarkable pictorial-stylistic abilities, he was never fully appreciated in his time and he often had to accompany other painters or set designers in order to make a living from his own painting.
The scene presented here appears lively and dynamic. The “macchiette” figures are reminiscent of Guardi’s manners, taken and interpreted by Chilone in his own taste. The combination of figures and architecture, expertly recreated on canvas by the painter, fully confirms him as a valuable landscape artist in the repertoire of Venetian painting of the second half of the 18th century.