Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto

Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto Painting Reproductions 1 of 13

1697-1768

Italian Rococo Painter

Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, was an Italian painter born on October 28, 1697, in Venice, Italy. He is renowned for his highly detailed and atmospheric paintings of Venice, which captured the city's architecture, canals, and everyday life with remarkable precision and skill. Canaletto's works played a significant role in shaping the veduta genre (cityscape painting) and establishing his reputation as one of the greatest painters of the 18th century.

Canaletto came from a family of artists. His father, Bernardo Canal, was a painter of theatrical scenery, and his nephew, Bernardo Bellotto, also became a prominent veduta painter. Canaletto began his artistic training under his father's guidance, learning the basics of perspective and architectural drawing. Later, he became a student of Luca Carlevarijs, a successful landscape and cityscape painter in Venice, who influenced his early style.

In the 1720s, Canaletto embarked on a period of intense study and observation of the cityscape. He developed a distinctive approach to capturing the architectural landmarks and distinctive features of Venice, focusing on accurate renderings of buildings, canals, and lighting conditions. His paintings often featured dramatic compositions, where he would meticulously depict the play of light and shadow, as well as the reflections on the water, to create a sense of depth and atmosphere.

Canaletto's attention to detail and technical precision earned him recognition and popularity among the Venetian aristocracy and foreign visitors. He attracted the attention of English collectors and received commissions to paint views of Venice. In 1746, Canaletto traveled to London, where he stayed for almost ten years. During this time, he produced numerous paintings of the city's landmarks, including St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and the Thames River.

His London paintings, while maintaining his signature style, also showcased his ability to capture the essence of a different cityscape. Canaletto's works were highly sought after, and he achieved great success in the English art market. His paintings found their way into the collections of prominent collectors and patrons, including King George III.

However, the London years took a toll on Canaletto's creativity, and he faced financial difficulties. In 1755, he returned to Venice, where he continued to paint and enjoy some success. His later works showed a shift towards a more colorful and painterly style, departing from the meticulous precision of his earlier works.

Canaletto's legacy as a master of veduta painting endures to this day. His depictions of Venice, with their meticulous attention to architectural details and atmospheric effects, provide a valuable historical record of the city's appearance during the 18th century. His influence extended beyond his lifetime, inspiring later generations of artists and contributing to the development of landscape and cityscape painting. Canaletto's works can be found in major museums and art collections worldwide, and his contributions to the art world continue to be celebrated.

310 Canaletto Paintings

View of Grand Canal from San Vio, Venice, c.1723/24 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of Grand Canal from San Vio, Venice c.1723/24

Oil Painting
$4603
Canvas Print
$51.66
SKU: CAN-558
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 140.5 x 204.5 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Grand Canal From the Palazzo Balbi, 1724 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canal From the Palazzo Balbi 1724

Oil Painting
$4210
Canvas Print
$52.75
SKU: CAN-559
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
Palazzo Ca' Rezzonico, Venice, Italy

Rio dei Mendicanti, c.1720/25 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Rio dei Mendicanti c.1720/25

Oil Painting
$4458
Canvas Print
$65.31
SKU: CAN-560
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 143 x 200 cm
Palazzo Ca' Rezzonico, Venice, Italy

Piazza San Marco With the Cathedral, c.1730/35 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Piazza San Marco With the Cathedral c.1730/35

Oil Painting
$7989
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-561
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 76.2 x 118.7 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

The Stonemason's Yard, c.1725/26 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Stonemason's Yard c.1725/26

Oil Painting
$4064
Canvas Print
$70.15
SKU: CAN-562
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 123.8 x 162.9 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

A View of Dolo on the Brenta Canal, c.1727/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A View of Dolo on the Brenta Canal c.1727/40

Oil Painting
$3314
Canvas Print
$59.57
SKU: CAN-563
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 63 x 96 cm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom

Fonteghetto della Farina, c.1727/29 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Fonteghetto della Farina c.1727/29

Oil Painting
$3213
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-564
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
Giustiniani Recanati Collection, Venice, Italy

Piazzetta Towards the Torre dell'Orologio, 1730 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Piazzetta Towards the Torre dell'Orologio 1730

Oil Painting
$3282
Canvas Print
$50.31
SKU: CAN-565
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 172.1 x 134.9 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Campo Santa Maria Formosa, 1730 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Campo Santa Maria Formosa 1730

Oil Painting
$3247
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-566
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47 x 80 cm
Private Collection

Campo San Rocco, a.1730 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Campo San Rocco a.1730

Oil Painting
$3213
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-567
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47 x 80 cm
Private Collection

Campo Santi Apostoli, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Campo Santi Apostoli c.1735/40

Oil Painting
$3213
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-568
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 45 x 77.5 cm
Private Collection

Grand Canal Near the Campo San Vio, c.1730 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canal Near the Campo San Vio c.1730

Oil Painting
$3503
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-569
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 50 x 70 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy

Grand Canal from the Palazzo Balbi, 1735 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canal from the Palazzo Balbi 1735

Oil Painting
$3114
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-570
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 45 x 73 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

Molo with the Library, Looking Towards the Zecca, b.1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Molo with the Library, Looking Towards the Zecca b.1740

Oil Painting
$5148
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-571
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 110.5 x 185.5 cm
Private Collection

Grand Canal Near Palazzo Bembo & Palazzo Vendramin, a.1730 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canal Near Palazzo Bembo & Palazzo Vendramin a.1730

Oil Painting
$3314
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-572
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47 x 80 cm
Private Collection

Piazzetta and the Doge's Palace, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Piazzetta and the Doge's Palace c.1735/40

Oil Painting
$3390
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-573
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47 x 80 cm
Private Collection

Entrance to the Arsenal, c.1732 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Entrance to the Arsenal c.1732

Oil Painting
$3138
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-574
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47 x 78.8 cm
Private Collection

Piazza San Marco, Looking Towards San Geminiano, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Piazza San Marco, Looking Towards San Geminiano c.1735/40

Oil Painting
$3600
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-575
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 68.5 x 93.5 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy

Piazza di San Marco, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Piazza di San Marco c.1735/40

Oil Painting
$4245
Canvas Print
$55.48
SKU: CAN-576
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 114.6 x 153 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Doge's Palace with the Piazza di San Marco, 1735 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Doge's Palace with the Piazza di San Marco 1735

Oil Painting
$3856
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-577
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 51 x 83 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

Landscape with Ruins, 1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with Ruins 1740

Oil Painting
$1521
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-578
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 87.5 x 120.5 cm
Palazzo Vecchio (Museo Ragazzi), Florence, Italy

Landscape with Ruins, 1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with Ruins 1740

Oil Painting
$3138
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-579
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 116 x 166 cm
Palazzo Vecchio (Museo Ragazzi), Florence, Italy

Capriccio of the Grand Canal with an Imaginary Rialto Bridge, 1744 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Capriccio of the Grand Canal with an Imaginary ... 1744

Oil Painting
$4394
Canvas Print
$49.47
SKU: CAN-580
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 60 x 82 cm
Galleria Nationale, Parma, Italy

Venice: Caprice view of the Piazzetta with the Horses of St. Marco, c.1743 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: Caprice view of the Piazzetta with the ... c.1743

Oil Painting
$3600
Canvas Print
$53.46
SKU: CAN-581
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 108 x 128.9 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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