Palazzo Contarni, Venice

Rubens Santoro (1859-1942)

Size (inches): 14.5 (h) x 19 (w) inches
Size (cm): 36.8 (h) x 48.3 (w) cm

Santoro learned to paint from his father, Giovanni Battista Santoro, before studying at the art school in Naples. He preferred to paint airy and atmospheric scenes such as this, al fresco; local scenes were amongst his favorites. He remains one of the most successful and widely exhibited Italian painters.