Marcello Dudovich paints a great picture of Venice

You can see Venice come to life in posters, postcards, books, and magazines in the vibrant colors in Marcello Dudovich’s creations.

His characters look out from the covers of “Lettura”, the monthly published by “Corriere della Sera”, for which the Trieste-born artist worked in two periods between 1908 and 1933. At the time, Dudovich was only one of the many famous names that brought their talent to the Milanese periodical, including Bruno Angoletta, Segio Tofano, Scarpelli, Mazza, Bonzagni, Beltrame…

Dudovich’s illustrations were also showcased on “Simplicissimus”, the German magazine that published his series of reportages on high society lifestyle in Europe’s most fashionable locations. The Italian correspondent had to include Venice, of course.

“Il Secolo XX”, the “popular illustrated magazine” founded in 1902 by Milanese publisher Treves, entrusted Dudovich with the publication’s frontispieces. The monthly’s collaborators included no less than Rodolfo Paoletti, Duilio Cambellotti, Enrico Sacchetti, Luigi Bompard, and Filiberto Mateldi.

Among all the postcards and poster bills, the ones created in the 1920s and 1930s for the Venetian branch of Generali – the insurance company headquartered in Trieste – stand out.

Welcome to Venice, as seen with eyes of great talent.

Marcello Dudovich illustrazioni Venezia - Venice illustrations

"Il Secolo XX", popular illustrated magazine, April 1928

Marcello Dudovich illustrazioni Venezia - Venice illustrations

"La Lettura", "Corriere della Sera" monthly, November 1920

Marcello Dudovich illustrazioni Venezia - Venice illustrations

"Simplicissimus", German satire magazine, 1925

Marcello Dudovich illustrazioni Venezia - Venice illustrations

Cover of the novel "La morte a Venezia", Edizioni del Quadrante, Milan 1930

Marcello Dudovich illustrazioni Venezia - Venice illustrations

Assicurazioni Generali advertisement postcard, 1930

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Assicurazioni Generali poster, 1932

Marcello Dudovich illustrazioni Venezia - Venice illustrations

Assicurazioni Generali poster, 1939

Marcello Dudovich illustrazioni Venezia - Venice illustrations

Assicurazioni Generali poster, 1932

Marcello Dudovich, manifesti

Assicurazioni Generali poster, 1930

Marcello Dudovich illustrazioni Venezia - Venice illustrations

"Prayer in the Lagoon facing the 'capital'", ca. 1935

Marcello Dudovich illustrazioni Venezia - Venice illustrations

Autarchic clothing and textile show, 1941

Marcello Dudovich paints a great picture of Venice

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