Etcher (1710 - 1743)

The Venetian painter and engraver Marieschi Michele Giovanni was born in Venice in 1710.

The artist's first training comes from his maternal grandfather Antonio Meneghini, painter decorator, stage designer, but his real master is Gaspare Diziani from Belluno, who was also active as a set designer at that time.

His first recorded activity dates back to 1731 and it is the preparation for the impresario Francesco Tasso of the scenography for the celebration of the Venetian Carnival in the square. Influenced by Marco Ricci and Luca Carlevaris, Marieschi then began to devote himself to the realization of whims and views. Marieschi's unmistakable Venetian landscapes are a collection of classical elements and medieval ruins, which generate a romantic and picturesque whole.

The artist begins to paint landscapes driven by the success obtained with the same genre by Canaletto.

In the last years of his life, the activity of Michele Marieschi is mainly focused on the engravings that become a tool to make his landscape art skills known among the various collectors of the time.

Marieschi died at the age of thirty-three in Venice in 1743.