Piazzetta, Giovanni Batista
Piazzetta, Giovanni Batista(jōvän`nē bätēs`tä pēätsĕt`tä), 1682–1754, Italian painter. An exponent of the Venetian school, Piazzetta combined soft colors with a dramatic, chiaroscuro technique reminiscent of CaravaggioCaravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da
or Amerigi da Caravaggio
, 1571–1610, Italian painter. His surname, Caravaggio, came from his birthplace. After an apprenticeship in Milan, he arrived (1592) in Rome where he eventually became a retainer of Cardinal Francesco
..... Click the link for more information. . His informal brushwork and shimmering figures foreshadowed rococorococo
, style in architecture, especially in interiors and the decorative arts, which originated in France and was widely used in Europe in the 18th cent. The term may be derived from the French words rocaille and coquille
..... Click the link for more information. style and influenced his pupil TiepoloTiepolo, Giovanni Battista
, 1696–1770, Italian painter, b. Venice. A master of the rococo style, he was the most important Venetian painter and decorator of the 18th cent. His frescoes in the Labia Palace and the doge's palace won him international fame.
..... Click the link for more information. . Among his major works are Glory of St. Dominic (1727; in the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice), The Fortune Teller (c.1745; Accademia, Venice), and a series of charcoal studies of the nude. Engravings of his paintings by Pietro Monaco brought them international attention.