Luigi Querena

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Processione all'interno del Colosseo, 1870 (Art collections of Fondazione Cariplo)

Luigi Querena (Venice, 1824–1887) was an Italian painter.


Following in the footsteps of his father Lattanzio, a painter of historical and religious works, Luigi Querena started at the Venice Academy of Fine Arts when he had just turned 12 and distinguished himself as a painter of views. He took part in the uprising against Austrian rule in 1848 and embarked in 1850 on a series of works depicting the heroic defence of Venice. These were combined also in later years with views of the lagoon and Venetian monuments, sometimes including scenes drawn from literature or contemporary life. A regular participant in the exhibitions of the Venice Academy, of which he became an honorary member in 1857, he also presented work at the exhibitions of the Brera Academy in Milan, the Società Promotrice di Belle Arti in Genoa and the national exhibitions in Naples (1877), Turin (1880) and Milan (1881).


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