It’s funny how one observation leads to another.
I was in Santa Croce, when I noticed a few scraps of fresco on a building.
Then my eyes were drawn to this plaque. I had never heard of Francesco Hayez, but now that I’ve done a bit of research, I’m so glad I came across this piece of information.
Here is just one of his works (image from Wikipedia). If you are interested, do read the description and interpretation of this painting. The Kiss No wonder art historians love their chosen field of study!
Francesco Hayez was born in Venice (1791), and during his long life his prolific output included portraits, historical paintings, and political allegories.
In Venice, you can find some of his works in the Gallerie dell’Accademia and the Correr Museum.