Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto

Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto Painting Reproductions 13 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

Venice: Santa Maria della Salute, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: Santa Maria della Salute n.d.

Oil Painting
$4887
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: CAN-17294
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47.6 x 79.4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Piazza San Marco, c.1727/29 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Piazza San Marco c.1727/29

Oil Painting
$8986
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: CAN-17334
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 68.6 x 112.4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

A Lock, a Column, and a Church beside a Lagoon, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A Lock, a Column, and a Church beside a Lagoon c.1740/45

Oil Painting
$2801
Canvas Print
$56.31
SKU: CAN-17335
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 50.8 x 67.6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Warwick Castle, 1748 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Warwick Castle 1748

Oil Painting
$3306
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: CAN-17336
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 43 x 71.8 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Campo Sant'Angelo, Venice, c.1730/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Campo Sant'Angelo, Venice c.1730/40

Oil Painting
$4346
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: CAN-17337
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 46.7 x 77.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking South toward the Rialto Bridge, c.1730/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking South toward the ... c.1730/40

Oil Painting
$4861
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: CAN-17338
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 46.4 x 77.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Southeast, with the Campo della Carità to the Right, c.1730/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Southeast, with ... c.1730/40

Oil Painting
$4731
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: CAN-17339
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47 x 77.8 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo, Venice, c.1730/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo, Venice c.1730/40

Oil Painting
$4571
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: CAN-17340
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47 x 78 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Imaginary View with a Tomb by the Lagoon, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Imaginary View with a Tomb by the Lagoon c.1740/45

Oil Painting
$1859
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: CAN-17341
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 30.2 x 39.4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Imaginary View of Venice, 1741 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Imaginary View of Venice 1741

Paper Art Print
$47.82
SKU: CAN-17342
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 30 x 43.7 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Le porte del Dolo, c1735/46 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Le porte del Dolo c1735/46

Paper Art Print
$47.82
SKU: CAN-17343
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 32 x 45.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Capriccio with a Roman Triumphal Arch, c.1720/30 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Capriccio with a Roman Triumphal Arch c.1720/30

Paper Art Print
$49.16
SKU: CAN-17344
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 38 x 54 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Warwick Castle, c.1748/1749 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Warwick Castle c.1748/1749

Oil Painting
$4086
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: CAN-17531
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 72.4 x 120 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Old Walton Bridge, 1755 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Old Walton Bridge 1755

Oil Painting
$5142
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: CAN-17532
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 46 x 122.2 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

English Landscape Capriccio with a Palace, c.1754 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

English Landscape Capriccio with a Palace c.1754

Oil Painting
$3364
Canvas Print
$61.16
SKU: CAN-17729
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 134 x 108.8 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Porta Portello, Padua, c.1741/42 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Porta Portello, Padua c.1741/42

Oil Painting
$3404
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: CAN-17730
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 62 x 109 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Entrance to the Grand Canal and Santa Maria della Salute, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Entrance to the Grand Canal and Santa Maria della ... c.1735/40

Oil Painting
$4606
Canvas Print
$58.81
SKU: CAN-17873
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 119 x 153 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Capriccio with Houses on a Staircase, c.1760/65 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Capriccio with Houses on a Staircase c.1760/65

Paper Art Print
$47.82
SKU: CAN-18798
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 25.1 x 35.4 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

The Portico with the Lantern, c.1740/42 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Portico with the Lantern c.1740/42

Paper Art Print
$47.82
SKU: CAN-18799
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 29.9 x 42.6 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

The Grand Canal in Venice with the Rialto Bridge, 1724 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal in Venice with the Rialto Bridge 1724

Oil Painting
$3452
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: CAN-18855
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 65.5 x 97.5 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Piazza San Marco, Venice, c.1732/33 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Piazza San Marco, Venice c.1732/33

Oil Painting
$4770
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: CAN-19006
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 61 x 96.5 cm
Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

View of the Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome, c.1750/51 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of the Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome c.1750/51

Oil Painting
$3059
Canvas Print
$50.21
SKU: CAN-19018
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 39.5 x 68.5 cm
Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

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