Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Serenissime! Venise en Fete de Tiepolo à Guardi, musee Cognacq-Jay

Friday, in time for Carvival I went to the sneak preview of Serenissime! at lovely small museum..
Cognacq-Jay. On until June 25.
What a splendid exhibit in splendid hôtel Donon, 8, rue Elzevir, 75003 meteo: Saint Paul
60 paintings plus the museum's own collection of Venetian XVIII paintings.
Pietro Longhi  (1702-1785) always delights.
A festive Tiepolo oil with all the figure's backs turned watching a Carnival spectacle on a balcony.
A grand view of perhaps the annual gondala regatta by Francesco Guardi
Another Guardi at Saint marks, a 'veduta painting..large and spectacular. I hope this is a game with all those sticks..hmm
Also popular and much smaller, 'capriccio' paintings depicting imagined fantastical scenes
Often with ruins..
These are from the museum's collection and by Guardi or his 'school'.
A boaty scene..
I did a couple of 'capriccios' whilst in Venice a while back.
I forgot the ruins though...next time.
There are wonderfully painted mirrors as you enter to get you instantly into a festive mood.
If only the French would realize museum-goers do not like to bend low to read the descriptions. At least not this museum-goer. If only Alitalia had a desk so you could grab a ticket to Venice on the way out.
And if only Il Gelato del Marchese had a stand serving cappuccino and gelato.Time to dream of Venice and Carnival. Thanks for reading Parisbreakfast. If you like this post and want to support it, do buy Paris letters and watercolors or forward to a friend.
Arrivaderci Venice!

18 comments:

  1. I JUST ADORE THE PLACES YOU TAKE US!! SIMPLY ADORE- and AM SO GRATEFUL TO YOU! THANK YOU!!

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    1. Awww...TANKS G!
      I'm very lucky to be able go to all these museums in Paris.
      Its fun to share the beauty :)

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  2. Allie9:20 PM

    Another beautiful.blog by you, and I think
    your Venice paintings are terrific.

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  3. We have two of your prettiest watercolors of Venice hanging on our wall in the dining room. Thank you so very very much!!

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  4. Miranda12:28 AM

    The Tiepolo is wonderful!
    Love seeing what you see in Paris.
    Merci

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  5. Chez Kate8:18 AM

    Looks like à great exhibit... There is also (or will be soon) an exhibit on Vermeer at the Louvre...

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  6. Ciao Bella..I loved Venice..certainly a beautiful highlight of our trip..
    I too love your Venice..gondoliers..anywhere you painnt actually..everything.

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  7. Ohh I love this exhibition, and your watercolours are exquisite. This put a haspysmile in
    My face this grey morning. I am planning a move to Normandy ina couple of years time. Visas permitting. One day I will be heading to Paris to see the exhibitions myself.

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    1. Oh lucky you! I LOVE Normandy!
      Near la mer I hope...Trouville svp?
      Why wait Mme LL. Come now :)

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  8. Love those Venice watercolors, Carol.

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    1. I still have them Suki..
      Maybe I should put on Etsy...? Hmmm...

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    2. Good idea, I'm sure they would be popular.

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  9. Annabella Bray10:13 PM

    Your Venetian 'capriccios' are delightful Carol!

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  10. Leslie in Oregon3:12 AM

    Your `capriccios' are beautiful!!

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  11. Sarah S.7:26 AM

    It's always such a delight to see a new post on your blog and a new watercolor arriving for my mom (the Paris letter subscription).

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  12. Beautiful collection of paintings,Carol - just amazing.

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