Sunday, July 3, 2011

Caffi, Ippolito

Snow and Fog on the Grand Canal
c. 1840
Oil on canvas
16 x 42 cm
Museo d'Arte Moderna, Ca' Pesaro, Venice

Caffi, Ippolito. Italian painter (1809 - 1866)
He is a highly fascinating artist and romantic figure, among the greatest and most original vedutisti of 19th-century Italy.
During his short yet intense lifetime he achieved great fame and admiration.