Venetian painting is a style of painting developed in the Republic of Venice, (now part of Italy) during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. The Venetian School is known for its use of bright colors and its sumptuous depictions of everyday life.
Venetian artists were influenced by the Byzantine Empire, as well as by the artists of Florence and Siena. They often used the technique of “sfumato,” which employs subtle gradations of color to create a sense of depth.
Some of the most famous Venetian painters include Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese. Their work can be seen in many of the world’s finest museums.
Today, the Venetian School of painting is enjoying a resurgence of interest. Many contemporary artists are inspired by the work of the old masters, and are creating their own modern interpretations of this timeless style.