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Piazza San Marco, Venice, in Painting

"The drawing room of Europe" - a remark often attributed to Napoleon, (or to Alfred de Musset). It is the principal square of Venice and the only urban space called a piazza in Venice; the others, regardless of size, are called campi.
Originated in the 9th century as a small area in front of the original St Mark's Basilica, the Piazza was enlarged to its present size and shape in 1177 for the meeting of Pope Alexander III and the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa.

Saint Mark's Basilica, Venice, In Painting
The Doge's Palace, Venice, in Painting

Francesco Guardi. Nighttime Procession in Piazza San Marco, 1758Francesco Guardi. Nighttime Procession in Piazza San Marco, 1758

Francesco_Guardi. Oil PaintingFrancesco_Guardi




Canaletto. Piazza San Marco. Oil PaintingsCanaletto. Piazza San Marco Looking South West

Canaletto. Piazza San Marco with the Basilica. Oil PaintingsCanaletto. Piazza San Marco with the Basilica

Oil Painting. Gentile Bellini. Procession of the True Cross 1496Gentile Bellini. Procession of the True Cross 1496

Joseph Heintz the Younger. Piazza San Marco at Carnival Time. Oil PaintingJoseph Heintz the Younger. Piazza San Marco at Carnival Time

Joris Hoefnagel. View of San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale on fireJoris Hoefnagel. View of San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale on fire from Civitates Orbis Terrarum

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