Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Saint Anthony of Padua

Giovanni Battista Pittoni, (1687-1767)
Saint Anthony of Padua adoring the Christ Child
Oil on paper on canvas
Height: 23 cm; Width: 14.3 cm
The Courtauld Institute Art Gallery, London

Giovanni Battista Pittoni (1687-1767)
The Vision of Saint Anthony of Padua, late 1730's
Oil on canvas
32 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches (82.5 x 59.1 cm)
San Diego Museum of Art

Giovanni Battista Pittoni joined Venice’s painter’s guild in 1716.

He began painting in a Rococo style and was an integral figure in the spreading of the Venetian Rococo style. He created most of his religious, mythological, and historical paintings for clients in Germany, Poland, and Russia.

He helped found the Venetian Academy.