Closer Look: Guardi’s “Regatta in Venice” and “View of the Cannaregio Canal in Venice”

August 16, 2022

In this episode of Closer Look, Andersson Perry, Ayesha Bulchandani Education Intern, discusses Francesco Guardi’s Regatta in Venice and View of the Cannaregio Canal in Venice, both on display on the third floor of Frick Madison. Exploring how light and the movement of boats interact with Guardi’s mysterious figures, Andersson suggests that these works romanticize Venetian life and labor in the eighteenth century. This is the second episode in a series of three, featuring the Education Department's 2022 summer interns each taking an in-depth look at one object in our collection.

1:17: Pietro Longhi, Ritratto di Francesco Guardi, 1764, oil on canvas, Ca' Rezzonico. Photo by Didier Descouens, used under CC BY-SA 4.0. 

1:22: Michele Marieschi, Views of Venice: The Regatta, 1741, etching, Cleveland Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Prasse Collection. 

7:38: Gondola in Central Park, 2009. Photo by Estitxu Carton, used under CC BY-SA 2.0. 

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