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Italian Painting in the Eighteenth Century – GI 24 007 (Face to Face)

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12 November 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

Tutor: Hilary Underwood BA MPhil

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Date: 12 November 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Length of Course:
5 Tuesdays
Reference Code:
GI 24 007
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


The greatest days of Italian art had passed by the eighteenth centuryHowever, local patrons and tourists (partly drawn by past glories) still supported interesting painters in Rome, Naples, and the party city of Venice. In this richly illustrated course, we will study Tiepolo’s decorative paintings, Canaletto and Gaurdi’s Venetian scenes and the spectacular Grand Tour portraits of Pompeo Batoni. 


Canaletto, The Bucintore Returning to the Molo on Ascension Day, 1727-29, oil on canvas. Image: Wikimedia Commons via Google Arts & Culture.

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