April 25, 2014 by Ray Yanek
Veduta is the Italian term for ‘view’ or ‘vista’ that became a genre of paintings showing expansive landscapes, usually with a view of a harbor.
Detailed cityscapes were also considered veduta.
Veduta later gave birth to another genre of landscape painting known as cappriccio. Cappriccio works were not of real of real places. They were land and cityscapes created by the artist’s imagination.
I swear, I could look at works of both of these styles for a long, long time–just stare and imagine stories set in places just like those in the paintings….
Hey, I really could do that…