Bernardo Bellotto Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 31720-1780
Italian Rococo Painter
Bernado Bellotto (January 30, 1720, Venice - October 17, 1780, Warsaw) was an Italian landscape painter. He was the pupil and nephew of Canaletto, and sometimes also used the latter's illustrious name - illegally according to some.
His style was characterized by elaborate representation of architectural or natural vistas, as well as the specific quality of each place's lighting. Like his uncle and many other Venetian masters of vedute, he used camera obscura in order to achieve superior precision of his urban views.
Bellotto's career was of strong international character. Traveling through Italy he visited Rome, Florence, Turin, Milan and Verona and created memorable images of each city. From 1747 to 1758 he moved to Dresden, following an invitation of King August III of Poland. He created various paintings of the cities Dresden and Pirna and their surroundings. Today, these paintings preserve a memory of Dresden's former beauty, which was destroyed in the bombing during World War II.
His international reputation grew, and in 1758 he followed an invitation by the Empress Maria Theresa to Vienna, where he painted views of the city's monuments. Thereafter he worked in Munich and then Dresden, again. While working in St Petersburg, he accepted the invitation of Stanislaw Poniatowski to become his court painter. His paintings of Warsaw were used for rebuilding the city after its near complete destruction in World War II.
55 Paintings of Bernardo Bellotto
View of Pirna from the Sonnenstein Castle
View of Purna from the Right Bank of the Elbe
The Liechtenstein Garden Palace from the Garden Side
The Liechtenstein Garden Palace in Vienna Seen ...
Hof Castle, Garden View
Old Fortifications of Dresden
The Piazza San Martino and The Duomo
The Kaunitz Palace and Garden, Vienna
The Ruins of the Old Kreuzkirche, Dresden
The Arno in Florence with the Ponte Vecchio
The Arno in Florence with the Ponte alla Carraia
Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice
The Neuer Marktplatz in Dresden
View of the New Market Place in Dresden from the ...
A view of the Lobkowicz Palace in Vienna
View of an Old Bridge Over the River Po, Turin
Entry into Rome of Jerzy Ossolinski Emissary of ...
View of Turin from the Gardens of the Palazzo Reale
The Election of the King Stanislaus Augustus
Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe below the ...
The Marketplace at Pirna
The Freyung in Vienna, View of South-East
Moat of Zwinger in Dresden
Old Market-Place in Dresden