Artisans of Venice

At the Museo Correr, there’s this wonderful little collection of painted wooden panels depicting Venetian workers. I love this so very authentic peek into everyday Venetian life–not the doges or nobles, not the grand processions or state festivals, Bucintoro or coronations. Just bakers. Fruit sellers. Wall makers. Book sellers. And painted on wooden boards.


Wall makers or mureri


The bakers, or pistori


Book makers, or libreri


Fruit sellers, or fruttaroli


Detail from the panel showing a fruit seller weighing an order

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