Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto

Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto Painting Reproductions 10 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

The Molo and Riva degli Schiavoni Looking East, 1729 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Molo and Riva degli Schiavoni Looking East 1729

Paper Art Print
$47.82
SKU: CAN-6847
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19.6 x 30.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Libreria and Molo, c.1734 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Libreria and Molo c.1734

Paper Art Print
$47.82
SKU: CAN-6848
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 18.8 x 27.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Bacino Looking West from San Biagio, 1729 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Bacino Looking West from San Biagio 1729

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$47.82
SKU: CAN-6849
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 21.3 x 31.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice the Libreria from the Molo, c.1734 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice the Libreria from the Molo c.1734

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SKU: CAN-6850
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 18.8 x 26.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Molo Looking West, 1729 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Molo Looking West 1729

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$47.82
SKU: CAN-6851
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19.6 x 30.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Palazzo Ducale and Molo Looking West, c.1734 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Palazzo Ducale and Molo Looking West c.1734

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$47.82
SKU: CAN-6852
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19.6 x 27.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Palazzo Ducale and Molo, c.1734 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Palazzo Ducale and Molo c.1734

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SKU: CAN-6853
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 18.8 x 27.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Upper Reach of the Grand Canal, Looking South, c.1734 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Upper Reach of the Grand Canal, Looking South c.1734

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$47.82
SKU: CAN-6892
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19.9 x 27.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Bacino Looking West on Ascension Day, c.1734 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Bacino Looking West on Ascension Day c.1734

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SKU: CAN-6893
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27 x 37.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Bacino Looking West, c.1734 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Bacino Looking West c.1734

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SKU: CAN-6894
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 26.8 x 37.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: Campo Santa Maria Formosa, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: Campo Santa Maria Formosa c.1735/40

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SKU: CAN-6895
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27 x 37.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Lower Reach of the Grand Canal, Looking East, c.1734 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Lower Reach of the Grand Canal, Looking East c.1734

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$47.82
SKU: CAN-6896
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 18.9 x 27.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Lower bend of the Grand Canal, Looking North, c.1734 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Lower bend of the Grand Canal, Looking North c.1734

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SKU: CAN-6897
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27.2 x 37.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Crossing of San Marco, Looking North, c.1735 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Crossing of San Marco, Looking North c.1735

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SKU: CAN-6898
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27.2 x 18.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Lower Reach of the Grand Canal, c.1734 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Lower Reach of the Grand Canal c.1734

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SKU: CAN-6899
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27 x 37.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

An Altar in the North Transept of San Marco, c.1735 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

An Altar in the North Transept of San Marco c.1735

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SKU: CAN-6900
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 26.9 x 18.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Central Stretch of the Grand Canal, c.1734 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Central Stretch of the Grand Canal c.1734

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SKU: CAN-6901
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27 x 37.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazzetta Looking North, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Piazzetta Looking North c.1735/40

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SKU: CAN-6902
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27 x 37.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal Looking East from the Fondamenta della Croce, c.1734 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal Looking East from the Fondamenta ... c.1734

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SKU: CAN-6903
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 26.9 x 37.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Bacino Looking West from San Biagio, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Bacino Looking West from San Biagio c.1735/40

Paper Art Print
$47.82
SKU: CAN-6904
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 20.5 x 37.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

San Giovanni Battista dei Battuti, Murano, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

San Giovanni Battista dei Battuti, Murano c.1735/40

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$47.82
SKU: CAN-6905
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27 x 37.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Lower Bend of the Grand Canal Looking North-West, c.1734 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Lower Bend of the Grand Canal Looking North-West c.1734

Paper Art Print
$47.82
SKU: CAN-6906
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 22 x 37.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Capriccio of the Fontegheto della Farina, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Capriccio of the Fontegheto della Farina c.1735/40

Paper Art Print
$47.82
SKU: CAN-6907
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 18.8 x 27 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Capriccio of the Fontegheto della Farina, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Capriccio of the Fontegheto della Farina c.1735/40

Paper Art Print
$47.82
SKU: CAN-6908
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 18.7 x 26.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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