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The Piazza San Marco - Giuseppe Bernardino Bison - Felix Rose 1993 - Framed Print - 12"H x 16"W


The Piazza, San Marco - Giuseppe - Felix Rose 1993 - Framed Print - 12"H x 16"W

Piazza San Marco, (English as St Mark's Square), is the principal public square of Venice, where it is generally known just as la Piazza ("the Square"). All other urban spaces in the city are called campi ("fields").

A remark usually attributed to Napoleon calls the Piazza San Marco "the drawing room of Europe"

Giuseppe Bernardino Bison was an itinerant Italian painter of frescoes, landscapes, vedute, capriccios and some religious works.

He began his studies with Anton Maria Zanetti, then enrolled at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, where he worked with Costantino Cedini. There, he became friends with the architect Gian Antonio Selva, and went with him to help decorate the Palazzo Bottoni.

Shortly after, he was working as a set designer for the Obizzi family and, was commissioned to do decorations for the Castello del Catajo. Later, he did similar work at the Palazzo Maffetti-Manzoni, the Church of Saint Andrew in Volpago del Montello, the Villa Bragadin and secular decorations for several villas in. He later provided decorations for the Palazzo Carciotti and the stock exchange building.

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