VENICE.- Owing to the quality of his painting, his highly original development, the similarity with the works of other artists close to him or with contemporaries, the Venetian Giacomo Favretto (1849-1887) is one of the most important masters of the Italian Nineteenth century. A true "innovator" of the Venetian school during the second half of the century, he both revived and modernised the unique aspects of great Veneto tradition -- from Longhi to Tiepolo -- that had been abandoned in the first half of the Nineteenth century in favor of paintings of history and landscape.
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