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Fantastic Landscape  1765

by Francesco Guardi

This imaginary landscape, with two others, comes from the castle of Colloredo di Monte Albano, near Udine. The sizes and shapes of the canvases seem to have been adjusted by Guardi in the course of painting or immediately thereafter. The compositions center around rocky outcroppings, slanting tree trunks, and classical ruins. Small figures toiling and fishing are set again...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art