The Eighteenth century in Venice is one of the most representative of centuries in Venetian history. This important exhibition (until 9 June) organised by the City Museums Foundation in collaboration with RMN – Paris Grand Palais is presenting this century, enlightened by much excellence in the field of painting, of sculpture and the decorative arts, thanks to the opus of one of its great masters, Antonio Canal, named Canaletto.

The exhibition circuit begins with the debut of a new artistic style which was shortly to sever connections with the greater tradition, lighting up all the top artists of that period, from innovator Luca Carlevarjis to portrait-painter Rosalba Carriera, continuing with Giambattista Tiepolo, Pietro Longhi, Giambattista Piranesi, Francesco Guardi and ending with the establishment of Neoclassicism and its great leader, Antonio Canova.