Ambrosiana

PAOLO AND FRANCESCA
MOSE’ BIANCHI

The painting, made by the artist around 1877, is a preparatory study for the fresco in the library of Villa Giovanelli in Lonigo, near Vicenza.
The work as a whole shows evident influences from Tiepolo, which are nevertheless loaded with late romantic pathos, thanks to the palette deliberately played on contrasts between extremely dark and very bright tones.

Thanks to Marta Lucini who recorded this audio for us in compliance with the current rules of social distancing
Credits: 📷 © Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana/Mondadori Portfolio | 🎥 © Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana | 🎧 © Marta Lucini, all rights reserved

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