Marco Ricci (Belluno, 1676- Venezia, 1730)
Landscape couple with travelers
Dimensions 147.9 x 197.8 cm.
Born in Belluno and Venetian by training, we know little of the apprenticeship of this landscape architect, grandson of the more famous Sebastiano Ricci.
The artist is strongly affected, in his production, by the influence of Salvator Rosa in the rendering of lights and of the Austrian Eisemann in the compositional construction; one of the most fruitful relationships for his education was undoubtedly the one with the restless Genoese painter Alessandro Magnasco.
The collaboration with his uncle and the meeting with Gian Antonio Pellegrini in Venice led him to learn the lessons of his contemporaries but also allowed him to better develop his own stylistic code, which will allow him to obtain prestigious assignments across the Channel.
Our painter is in London from 1707 to 1715, the year in which he returns to Venice together with his uncle Sebastiano: this is a period of experimentation, in which the artist dedicates himself to the art of engraving, which he will cultivate until the end of his life. , and the scenography. His maturity in Venice was studded with important commissions, such as the canvases granted to him by Filippo Juvarra for the decoration of the Reggia di Venaria.
Our reference: A04583