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Giocco Della Rachetta , Venice Near 1750

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"Giocco Della Rachetta , Venice Near 1750"
The victorious Prince mocked by his playmates, who no doubt let him win given his high quality.
Francesco Fontebasso (Venice, October 4, 1707 - May 31, 1769) who is an Italian Rococo painter belonging to the Venetian school, which was active in the 18th century.
He first apprenticed with Sebastiano Ricci, but was strongly influenced by his contemporary Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.
In 1761-1762, Fontebasso visited Saint Petersburg and made the ceiling paintings and decorations for the Winter Palace.
In Venice, he worked with Tiepolo and Giambettino Cignaroli on the decoration of Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto (fr).
He returned in 1768 to Venice where he was elected president of the Academy and contributed to the decoration of the Contarini Chapel in the Church of San Francesco della Vigna (1756).
This work is the expression of the stylistic development of Fontebasso in which, with autonomy he is inspired by the elegant decorative palette of Tiepolo. Fontebasso adapts, as Pallucchini writes, to Tiepolo's taste and decorative style, getting rid of any overly framed composition and focusing on the effect of figures in action. These works testify to Fontebasso's interest in landscaped spaces as well as his work on light, which he approaches by depositing small touches of paint on the surface of the canvas.
The game of redemption, also called "iacchetta", was similar to present-day tennis and widely played in 18th century Venice. It consisted of throwing a ball with force and was generally played with four. The bullets were blue cloth, edged in red. The game of redemption was particularly appreciated by the young people of the Compagnia della Calza, an institution born in Venice at the beginning of the 15th century, made up of young nobles who organized parties, concerts and theatrical performances. We called them "the Stockings" for the custom of wearing silk stockings, which can be found in our table for our winner.
The game of racket - now English tennis - was introduced to Venice in 1595. There was a beautiful field for this game at Fondamente Nuove and was played by young Venetian patricians as well as by young members of European royal families. visiting Venice.

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