Ettore Tito and the people of Venice

Looking at the houses lined up along the two banks of the Grand Canal in Venice, Marcel Proust once wrote that they “made one think of objects of nature, but of a nature which seemed to have created its works with a human imagination”.

Painter Ettore Tito (1859-1941), born in Campania, was deeply impressed by Venetian art – especially from the 16th and 17th centuries. His main source of inspiration, however, were the people that in his time lived in the beautiful city on the lagoon.

Here is a gallery of the most evocative portraits he captured between ‘calli’ and ‘campielli’.

Photos via:
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=ettore%20tito

Ettore Tito personaggi veneziani, la piccola cantante

"The Young Singer"

Ettore Tito personaggi veneziani

"Girl Stringing Beads at Home"

Ettore Tito personaggi veneziani

"The Florist"

Ettore Tito personaggi veneziani

"The Florist", detail

Ettore Tito personaggi veneziani

"The Water-Carrier (bigolante)"

Ettore Tito personaggi veneziani

"The Water-Carrier (bigolante)", detail

Ettore Tito personaggi veneziani

"The Newspaper Seller"

Ettore Tito personaggi veneziani

"The Municipal Guard"

Ettore Tito personaggi veneziani

"The Florist"

Ettore Tito personaggi veneziani

"The Shoeshine"

Ettore Tito personaggi veneziani

"A Young Gondolier"

Ettore Tito personaggi veneziani

"Young Working-Class Girl"

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