The talent of the Venetian master Giovanni Battista Piazzetta manifested itself in various fields. He was a painter and engraver, was engaged in book graphics, acted as a reformer of the system of academic education, defining compulsory work with nude.
Piazzetta was born in Venice and received his first skills in art from his father, a woodcarver, then studied in Bologna under JM Crespi. Around 1711 the artist returned to Venice. He became a member of the painters guild, wrote altar images, pastorals, portraits, made decorative paintings.
In 1750, Piazzetta was appointed president of the Academy of
Thus, in the canvas “Rebekah at the Well”, the heroine is presented in the image of a young Italian woman surrounded by girlfriends, an episode of Sacred History acquired the character of an ordinary skit, performed with ease and amazing vitality. Other famous works: “The Fortune Teller”. OK. 1740. Academy Gallery, Venice; “Ascension of Mary”. The mid 1730s. The Louvre, Paris.