Eye Candy for Today: Edward Cooke view of Venice

Venice sunset behind the church of Santa Maria della Salute, Edward William Cooke
Venice sunset behind the church of Santa Maria della Salute, Edward William Cooke (details)

Venice sunset behind the church of Santa Maria della Salute, Edward Willliam Cooke’ oil on paper laid on canvas, roughly 11 x 18 inches ( 28 x 45 cm). Image sourced from this page on Tutt’ art (scroll down), originally from a Sotheby’s auction in 2016. I assume the original is now in a private collection.

19th century painter Edward William Cooke, who was known for his mariitime paintings, spent 10 seasons in Venice capturing its waterways with beautifully subtle scenes like this one of the famous church, situated on a point of land between two of the city’s major waterways.

I love the sensation of depth he creates here with both linear and atmospheric perspective.