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Carlevaris Collection

Luca Carlevarijs, a renowned Italian painter of the 18th century, left behind a remarkable legacy through his captivating artworks

Background imageCarlevaris Collection: Luca Carlevarijs, c. 1724 (oil on canvas)

Luca Carlevarijs, c. 1724 (oil on canvas)
1216877 Luca Carlevarijs, c.1724 (oil on canvas) by Nazari, Bartolomeo (1699-1758); 97x79.5 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK; © Ashmolean Museum

Background imageCarlevaris Collection: The Piazzetta, Venice, looking towards the Piazza San Marco, (oil on canvas)

The Piazzetta, Venice, looking towards the Piazza San Marco, (oil on canvas)
991414 The Piazzetta, Venice, looking towards the Piazza San Marco, (oil on canvas) by Carlevaris, Luca (1663-1730/1); 132x165.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Piazzetta, Venice)

Background imageCarlevaris Collection: The Piazzetta, Venice, from the Bacino, (oil on canvas)

The Piazzetta, Venice, from the Bacino, (oil on canvas)
990372 The Piazzetta, Venice, from the Bacino, (oil on canvas) by Carlevaris, Luca (1663-1730/1); 73x120.6 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Piazzetta, Venice, from the Bacino)

Background imageCarlevaris Collection: A Capriccio of a Mediterranean Seaport with Austrian Shipping

A Capriccio of a Mediterranean Seaport with Austrian Shipping
827924 A Capriccio of a Mediterranean Seaport with Austrian Shipping, Merchants and Sailors on Quays in the Foreground, a Company of Militia near the Arch of Constantine

Background imageCarlevaris Collection: Capriccio with the Broken Bridge. Creator: Carlevaris, Luca (1663-1730)

Capriccio with the Broken Bridge. Creator: Carlevaris, Luca (1663-1730)
Capriccio with the Broken Bridge. Found in the Collection of State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageCarlevaris Collection: Capriccio with the Farnese Hercules. Creator: Carlevaris, Luca (1663-1730)

Capriccio with the Farnese Hercules. Creator: Carlevaris, Luca (1663-1730)
Capriccio with the Farnese Hercules. Found in the Collection of State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageCarlevaris Collection: View of a river port, Between 1690 and 1699. Creator: Carlevaris, Luca (1663-1730)

View of a river port, Between 1690 and 1699. Creator: Carlevaris, Luca (1663-1730)
View of a river port, Between 1690 and 1699. Found in the Collection of Ca Rezzonico, Museo del Settecento veneziano

Background imageCarlevaris Collection: The Molo with the Ducal Palace, c. 1710. Artist: Carlevaris, Luca (1663-1730)

The Molo with the Ducal Palace, c. 1710. Artist: Carlevaris, Luca (1663-1730)
The Molo with the Ducal Palace, c. 1710. Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageCarlevaris Collection: VENETIAN GALLEY. Large Venetian galley. Sketch by Luca Carlevaris, (1663-1730)

VENETIAN GALLEY. Large Venetian galley. Sketch by Luca Carlevaris, (1663-1730)

Background imageCarlevaris Collection: Carlevaris, Luca. Venice: The Piazzetta. 18th

Carlevaris, Luca. Venice: The Piazzetta. 18th c. Venecian School. Oil on canvas. UNITED KINGDOM. Oxford. Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology


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Luca Carlevarijs, a renowned Italian painter of the 18th century, left behind a remarkable legacy through his captivating artworks. One such masterpiece is "A Sea Battle with Sardinian and Venetian Warships and Sardinian and Egyptian, " an oil on canvas painting that showcases the intensity of naval warfare. The artist's meticulous attention to detail brings this historical event to life, immersing viewers in the chaos and drama of battle. Carlevarijs also captured the enchanting beauty of Venice in his works, as seen in "The Piazzetta, Venice, looking towards the Piazza San Marco. " Through skillful brushstrokes and vibrant colors, he transports us to this iconic square where bustling crowds gather against a backdrop of stunning architecture. Similarly, "The Piazzetta, Venice from the Bacino" offers a different perspective but retains its allure. In his imaginative compositions known as capriccios, Carlevarijs combines elements from various locations into one harmonious scene. "A Capriccio of a Mediterranean Seaport with Austrian Shipping" takes us on a visual journey through picturesque harbors adorned with majestic ships. Meanwhile, in "Capriccio with the Broken Bridge, " we witness architectural marvels intertwined with nature's decay—a thought-provoking juxtaposition. Not limited to grand landscapes or battleships alone, Carlevarijs also depicted smaller scenes like river ports or gondolas floating along tranquil waters. His work titled "View of a river port" captures everyday life along these waterways between 1690 and 1699—an intimate glimpse into Venetians' daily routines. Among his notable pieces is "The Molo with the Ducal Palace, " painted around 1710. This artwork encapsulates both elegance and power as it portrays one of Venice's most significant landmarks amidst bustling activity at its waterfront. Carlevarijs was not only a painter but also an accomplished draftsman.