Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto

Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto Painting Reproductions 12 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 from the Bacino, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Molo from the Bacino c.1740/45

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6933
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 26.7 x 37.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Entrance to the Arsenale, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Entrance to the Arsenale c.1740/45

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6934
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27.1 x 37.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Capriccio with Santi Maria e Donato, Murano, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A Capriccio with Santi Maria e Donato, Murano c.1740/45

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6935
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19 x 27.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Trees on the Shores of the Lagoon, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Trees on the Shores of the Lagoon c.1740/45

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6936
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19.9 x 26.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: The Arch of Septimius Severus, c.1742 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Rome: The Arch of Septimius Severus c.1742

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6937
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 23.8 x 37.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Capriccio of Church Ruins on the Shores of the Lagoon, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A Capriccio of Church Ruins on the Shores of the Lagoon c.1740/45

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6938
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19.8 x 28.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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

A Capriccio of a Ruined Arch on the Shores of a Lagoon c.1740/45

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6939
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19.8 x 27.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Coastal Capriccio, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A Coastal Capriccio c.1740/45

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6940
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 20.3 x 28.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Padua: A Distant View of Santa Giustina and Sant'Antonio from the Ramparts, c.1742 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Padua: A Distant View of Santa Giustina and ... c.1742

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6941
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, c.1742 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Rome: The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina c.1742

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6942
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Villa on the Outskirts of Padua, c.1742 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A Villa on the Outskirts of Padua c.1742

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6943
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 31.4 x 39.9 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: the Forum with the Basilica of Constantine and S. Francesca Romana, c.1742 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Rome: the Forum with the Basilica of Constantine ... c.1742

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6944
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27.1 x 37.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Capriccio with a Roman Arch, c.1742/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A Capriccio with a Roman Arch c.1742/45

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6945
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19.9 x 28.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazza Looking North-East from the Procuratie Nuove, c.1745 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Piazza Looking North-East from the Procuratie Nuove c.1745

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6946
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19.7 x 28 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazza Looking West from the Procuratie Nuove, c.1745 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Piazza Looking West from the Procuratie Nuove c.1745

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6947
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19.2 x 27.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Campanile under Repair, c.1745 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Campanile under Repair c.1745

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6948
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 42.5 x 29.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Westminster Bridge, London, with a Procession of Civic Barges, c.1747 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Westminster Bridge, London, with a Procession of ... c.1747

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6949
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27.4 x 48.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Westminster Bridge, London, c.1747 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Westminster Bridge, London c.1747

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6950
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 22.7 x 48.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

London: Westminster Bridge under Construction, c.1750 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

London: Westminster Bridge under Construction c.1750

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6951
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Capriccio with Santi Maria e Donato, Murano, c.1755/60 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A Capriccio with Santi Maria e Donato, Murano c.1755/60

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6952
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19.9 x 28.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

London: A View of Westminster from the Terrace of Somerset House, c.1750 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

London: A View of Westminster from the Terrace of ... c.1750

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6953
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 21 x 47.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Capriccio with a Monumental Staircase, c.1755/60 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A Capriccio with a Monumental Staircase c.1755/60

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6954
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 36.3 x 53.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

London: The City Seen through an Arch of Westminster Bridge, c.1750 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

London: The City Seen through an Arch of ... c.1750

Paper Art Print
$47.43
SKU: CAN-6955
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

View of the Arch of Constantine with the Colosseum, c.1742/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of the Arch of Constantine with the Colosseum c.1742/45

Oil Painting
$3039
Canvas Print
$50.78
SKU: CAN-15865
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 82 x 122 cm
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

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