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Title: Patrizi veneziani artisti nel Settecento: l’altro Marcello, Alessandro, pittore e incisore
Authors: Pavanello, Giuseppe
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Giuseppe Pavanello, "Patrizi veneziani artisti nel Settecento: l’altro Marcello, Alessandro, pittore e incisore" in: "AFAT 32", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2013, pp. 53-72
Series/Report no.: AFAT
A profile of the Venetian patrician Alessandro Marcello as a painter and engraver is outlined here for the
first time. Alessandro, brother of the more famous Benedetto, was also a musician and a poet (he joined the
Academy of Arcadia), as well as a scientist and mathematician: an emblem of the typical Eighteenth-century
amateur, open to the most varied experiences. Antonio Maria Zanetti drawed an amusing caricature of him.
Alessandro was friend with Rosalba Carriera, who painted his portrait; he executed some frescoes in the
church of the Magdalene and in his palace (here illustrated), a series of paintings with Putti engaging in
playful scenes, documented by archival findings also published here. A medal with his portrait is indicative
of the fame he had achieved in the early Eighteenth century: most interestingly, it presents, on the reverse, a
tree with different flowers and fruits, a sign of its interests in various fields.
ISSN: 1827-269X
eISSN: 2499-6750
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