Giuseppe Borsato (1771-1849)
Scripta, Padua 2016
Roberto De Feo
Venetian Heritage contributed to the publication of the first monographic work on the celebrated neo-classical artist who decorated the palaces of the ruling dynasties in Lombard Veneto at the start of the 19th century.
A fundamental moment for the Venetian artistic scene during the first half of the 19th century, for the first time the figure and the artistic work of Giuseppe Borsato was studied and analysed in all the different aspects that characterised it.
Borsato studied scenography perspective and was an easel painter, decorator of ephemeral systems, fresco painter. He became official scenographer of La Fenice for more than ten years, teacher of Ornaments at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice from 1812 until his death and model designer for both private and public furniture. He worked not only in Venice but also leaves testimony of his artistic ability in Trieste, Treviso, Udine, Padua and Vicenza.
The book is available in Italian.