Giovanni CESCA

Giovanni Cesca















Giovanni Cesca was born in 1947 in San Donà di Piave, where he currently lives and works.  He attendend the Istituto d’Arte dei Carmini in Venice, his major being the fresco technique and in 1970 he graduated in Paintig with honours at the Academy of Fine Arts of the same city.

Since 1967 he has participated in the Italian artistic life with various one-man and collective exhibitions and participated in both national and international art specials.  

The most important collective exhibitions Cesca participated in where held in Rome, Venice, Livorno, Pordenone, Perugia, Trevi, Florence, Vienna, Tokyo, Nagoya, Gand, New York.  He had more than forty one-man exibitions in various Italian  and foreign cities such as Milan, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Naples, Savona, Bergamo, Ferrara, Treviso, Sarajevo, Zara, Zagabria, Amburgo, Rotterdam.  

During his forty-two years of activity the artist has furthered different fields of expression presenting in the exhibitions works created through different pictorial techniques, graphic works,and installations.  

He has created mosaiques and pictorial works for  temples and places of worship, the most recent of which is the Via Crucis with the Altar Table of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta of San Dona’ di Piave.

Documents on his artistic activity are to be found at the Historical Archive of Contemporary Arts of Venice, the Archive for the Italian Arts of the 1900’s in the Kunsthistorisches Institut  of Florence and in the Archive of the Ragghianti Institution of Lucca.   

His name has also been placed in the prestigious Art Dictionary “Allgemeines Kunstlerlexicon” published in Germany.

From the 1990’s he has been studying the theme of “Water” in the Venetian landscape, portraying rivers, canals, resurgent rivers and the lagoons, and of course Venice, the most preminent city of water.

A special care is given also to the development of the theme on the “Ancient Venetians” with an invitation to reflect upon the holy that intertwines with nature, as it could be experienced by the ancient dwellers of the territory since the first millennium B.C.