A View On Venice: Chaos Returns To The Canal City

Giovanni Biasin’s 1887 panorama of Venice, currently on show at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, is a vast, paradisiacal view of the city. Painted on a 22-meter long roll of reinforced paper, it depicts the canal city in delicate pastel colors, full of light and life. But together with other views of Venice that make up the Panoramic Venice exhibition, from 15th-century woodcuts to 19th-century lithographs, Biasin’s idyllic scene is in sharp contrast to the reality of the chaotic city outside. 

Giovanni Biasin’s 1887 panorama of Venice now on show at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice

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