(Padua 1813 – Venice 1899)
After moving to Venice, following brief stays in Florence and Rome, this painter from Padua who on May 13, 1830 became an “art member” of the Venetian Fine Arts Academy, took up photography as a study tool aimed at improving his painting experiments, above all regarding perspective and realism. Bresolin made high-quality photo prints, characterized by extreme compositional rigor, which portray palaces and monuments in Venice with the spirit of systematic photo recording, using, at first, the calotype and afterwards wet collodion negatives. In 1864, appointed professor of Landscape at the Academy, he gave up photography and devoted all his time to painting. He then sold his archive of plates to the photographer Carlo Ponti.