CANALETTO

THE ARCHITECT OF VISUAL ART

Giovanni Antonio Canal (born October 7, 1697 in Venice, † April 19, 1768 Ibid), called Canaletto, was an important painter of Italian landscapes and architecture. Canaletto painted many European cities, but undoubtedly his most famous motif was his legendary hometown of Venice, which he painted many different variations.

ARCHITECTURE

THE

GRAND CANAL

Canaletto creates a wonderful scene of merchants and "Gondolieres" in the midst of the Canal Grande. The entire scenery is dominated by the majestic Church of the Salute.

BUCENTTAUR'S RETURN

A majestic scenery painted by Canaletto in many different variations . His  portrayal of the Doge's arrival captivates with its almost photorealistic and detailed depiction. To achieve this precision, he often used a Camera Obscura as an aid.

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