Michele Giovanni (Michiel) Marieschi
(1710 - 1743)
Michele Giovanni (Michiel) Marieschi was active/lived in Italy. Michele Marieschi is known for Venetian scene painting, landscape and harbpr scenes.
Biography Michele Giovanni (Michiel) Marieschi
MICHELE MARIESCHI?1710 – Venice – 1743
Michele Marieschi was born in the poorest area of Venice in 1710, the eldest of eight children of a craftsman who died when Michele was ten years old. Like Canaletto, he probably began his career as a theatrical scene painter. There is no evidence to corroborate Pietro Guarienti’s assertion that Marieschi worked in Gemany. His first recorded activity, as an associate of Francesco Tasso, was the preparation in 1731 of the setting for the Carnival Thursday celebrations in the Piazzetta. In the mid-1730s he began to paint capricci influenced by Marco Ricci and Luca Carlevarijs, followed by Venetian views inspired by Canaletto’s success with the genre.
In 1735 Marieschi made two drawin
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