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Doorway (San Marco, Venice)

1891 Jose Villegas Y Cordero Born: Seville, Spain 1848 Died: Madrid, Spain 1922 oil on wood panel 14 3/8 x 6 1/2 in. (36.4 x 16.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from the Library of Congress 1961.5.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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José Villegas y Cordero spent many years in Venice, painting the buildings and people of the city. Doorway shows part of the Piazza San Marco, the heart of the city’s life and culture where Venetians have traditionally gathered to visit with friends and rendezvous with sweethearts. Villegas used rich colors and an elaborate frame to capture the piazza’s opulent decoration.

Keywords

Architecture Exterior - detail - column

Architecture Exterior - detail - door

Architecture Exterior - religious - St. Mark's Cathedral

Cityscape - Italy - Venice

painting

paint - oil

wood

About Jose Villegas Y Cordero

Born: Seville, Spain 1848 Died: Madrid, Spain 1922