Pietro Longhi

Pietro_Longhi_050Pietro Longhi was known for his small scenes of Venetian social and domestic life. His father was a silversmith, so Longhi was trained by him for a period of time. Time passed, and so he was taught by the Veronese historical painter, Antonio Balestra. One of Longhi’s historical paintings, ‘Fall of the Giants’, was a disaster, which made him leave Venice for Bologna, where he studied under the painter, Giuseppe Maria Crespi. Upon his return to Venice, Longhi focused on painting everyday scenes from the lives of the city’s upper class.
 The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “Pietro Longhi.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 31 Mar. 2016.
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