Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto

Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto Painting Reproductions 11 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

San Francesco della Vigna, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

San Francesco della Vigna c.1735/40

Paper Art Print
$47.69
SKU: CAN-6909
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27.3 x 37.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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

View of the Fontegheto della Farina c.1735/40

Paper Art Print
$47.69
SKU: CAN-6910
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 18.9 x 27 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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

View of the Fontegheto della Farina c.1735/40

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6911
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 18.8 x 26.9 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazza from the Torre dell'Orologio, c.1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Piazza from the Torre dell'Orologio c.1740

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6912
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 18.3 x 37.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

San Simeon Piccolo, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

San Simeon Piccolo c.1735/40

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6913
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 22.7 x 37.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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

Campo Santa Maria Formosa c.1735/40

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6914
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27.1 x 37.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Procuratie Vecchie and Piazza San Marco, c.1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Procuratie Vecchie and Piazza San Marco c.1740

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6915
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 18.4 x 37.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Campo Santo Stefano, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Campo Santo Stefano c.1735/40

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6916
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27.2 x 37.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Libreria, Campanile and Piazzetta from the East, c.1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Libreria, Campanile and Piazzetta from the East c.1740

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6917
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 22.6 x 37.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo c.1735/40

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6918
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27.1 x 37.9 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Bacino from the Punta di Sant'Antonio, c.1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Bacino from the Punta di Sant'Antonio c.1740

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6919
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 15.7 x 34.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

San Giorgio Maggiore, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

San Giorgio Maggiore c.1735/40

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6920
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 26.8 x 37.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Castello from the Punta di Sant'Antonio, c.1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Castello from the Punta di Sant'Antonio c.1740

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6921
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 15.6 x 34.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Redentore, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Redentore c.1735/40

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6922
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 26.8 x 37.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Sant'Elena from San Pietro, c.1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Sant'Elena from San Pietro c.1740

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6923
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 15.8 x 34.9 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Sant'Elena and the Certosa from the Punta di Sant'Antonio, c.1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Sant'Elena and the Certosa from the Punta di ... c.1740

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6924
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 15.5 x 34.9 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

San Pietro di Castello, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

San Pietro di Castello c.1735/40

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6925
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 23.4 x 37.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Torre dell'Orologio and part of San Marco, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Torre dell'Orologio and part of San Marco c.1740/45

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6926
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27 x 37.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Capriccio with a Fountain on the Shores of the Lagoon, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A Capriccio with a Fountain on the Shores of the Lagoon c.1740/45

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6927
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19 x 27.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale c.1740/45

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6928
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27 x 37.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Pavilion in a Walled Garden, the Lagoon Beyond, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A Pavilion in a Walled Garden, the Lagoon Beyond c.1740/45

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$47.69
SKU: CAN-6929
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 20.5 x 29.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Capriccio with San Marco in the Lagoon, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A Capriccio with San Marco in the Lagoon c.1740/45

Paper Art Print
$47.69
SKU: CAN-6930
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27.1 x 37.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Capriccio in the Courtyard of a Villa, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A Capriccio in the Courtyard of a Villa c.1740/45

Paper Art Print
$47.69
SKU: CAN-6931
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 21.5 x 33.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Rialto Bridge from the South-West, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Rialto Bridge from the South-West c.1740/45

Paper Art Print
$47.69
SKU: CAN-6932
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 26.6 x 36.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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