Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto

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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 Chapel of Eton College, 1747 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Chapel of Eton College 1747

Oil Painting
$3161
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CAN-582
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 61.5 x 107.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Alnwick Castle, 1746 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Alnwick Castle 1746

Oil Painting
$3200
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CAN-583
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 113.5 x 139.5 cm
Collection of the Duke of Northumberland, London, United Kingdom

Northumberland House, 1752 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Northumberland House 1752

Oil Painting
$4148
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CAN-584
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 84 x 137 cm
Collection of the Duke of Northumberland, London, United Kingdom

Campo di Rialto, c.1756 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Campo di Rialto c.1756

Oil Painting
$4193
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CAN-585
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 119 x 186 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Piazza San Marco, Looking East, c.1756 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Piazza San Marco, Looking East c.1756

Oil Painting
$1987
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CAN-586
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 46.4 x 37.8 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Architectural Capriccio with a Colonnade, 1765 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Architectural Capriccio with a Colonnade 1765

Oil Painting
$3269
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CAN-587
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 131 x 93 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy

Scala dei Giganti, 1765 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Scala dei Giganti 1765

Oil Painting
$1810
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CAN-588
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 42 x 29 cm
Private Collection

Venice: The Bacino from the Giudecca, c.1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: The Bacino from the Giudecca c.1740

Oil Painting
$3417
Canvas Print
$51.05
SKU: CAN-599
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 130.2 x 190.8 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Towards San Marco, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Towards San Marco n.d.

Oil Painting
$4185
Canvas Print
$55.72
SKU: CAN-6585
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
Sir John Soane's Museum, London, United Kingdom

Venice: the Riva degli Schiavoni, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: the Riva degli Schiavoni c.1740/45

Oil Painting
$4964
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CAN-6586
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 58.2 x 93.5 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Ranelagh Gardens, the Interior of the Rotunda, c.1751 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Ranelagh Gardens, the Interior of the Rotunda c.1751

Oil Painting
$4708
Canvas Print
$61.88
SKU: CAN-6587
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 50.8 x 76.2 cm
Private Collection

The Molo and the Piazzetta San Marco, Venice, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Molo and the Piazzetta San Marco, Venice n.d.

Oil Painting
$3797
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CAN-6588
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47 x 81 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Warwick Castle, c.1749 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Warwick Castle c.1749

Oil Painting
$3749
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CAN-6589
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 75 x 120.5 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

London, the Thames at Westminster and Whitehall from the Terrace of Somerset House, c.1750/51 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

London, the Thames at Westminster and Whitehall ... c.1750/51

Oil Painting
$3617
Canvas Print
$51.94
SKU: CAN-6590
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 41.3 x 71.8 cm
Private Collection

Saint Paul Cathedral, 1754 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Saint Paul Cathedral 1754

Oil Painting
$3985
Canvas Print
$62.59
SKU: CAN-6591
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 52 x 61.6 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Venice: the Bacino di San Marco from San Giorgio Maggiore, c.1735/44 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: the Bacino di San Marco from San Giorgio ... c.1735/44

Oil Painting
$5492
Canvas Print
$51.19
SKU: CAN-6592
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 129.2 x 188.9 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Thames from the Terrace of Somerset House, looking upstream Towards Westminster and Whitehall, c.1750 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Thames from the Terrace of Somerset House, ... c.1750

Oil Painting
$3460
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CAN-6593
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 38.4 x 71.4 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

The Thames from the Terrace of Somerset House Looking Towards St. Paul's, c.1750 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Thames from the Terrace of Somerset House ... c.1750

Oil Painting
$3773
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: CAN-6594
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 38.7 x 72.1 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Westminster Bridge, London, With the Lord Mayor's Procession on the Thames, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Westminster Bridge, London, With the Lord Mayor's ... n.d.

Oil Painting
$5719
Canvas Print
$55.66
SKU: CAN-6595
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 95.9 x 127.6 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

View of the Rialto Bridge, North, c.1734/35 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of the Rialto Bridge, North c.1734/35

Oil Painting
$3465
Canvas Print
$53.45
SKU: CAN-6596
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 64.1 x 109.7 cm
Sir John Soane's Museum, London, United Kingdom

The Colosseum, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Colosseum n.d.

Oil Painting
$2761
Canvas Print
$69.27
SKU: CAN-6597
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy

The Choir Singing in St. Mark's Basilica, Venice, 1766 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Choir Singing in St. Mark's Basilica, Venice 1766

Paper Art Print
$46.92
SKU: CAN-6598
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 35.3 x 27.1 cm
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

View of the Rialto Bridge at Venice, South, c.1727 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of the Rialto Bridge at Venice, South c.1727

Oil Painting
$3460
SKU: CAN-6599
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 45.5 x 62.5 cm
Private Collection

View of the Palace of St Mark, Venice, with Preparations for the Doge's Wedding, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of the Palace of St Mark, Venice, with ... n.d.

Oil Painting
$4632
Canvas Print
$63.33
SKU: CAN-6600
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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