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

Regatta on the Grand Canal, c.1735 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Regatta on the Grand Canal c.1735

Oil Painting
$7276
Canvas Print
$62.38
SKU: CAN-6601
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 218.4 x 149.8 cm
Bowes Museum, County Durham, United Kingdom

The Bucintoro returning to the Molo, c.1733 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Bucintoro returning to the Molo c.1733

Oil Painting
$7109
Canvas Print
$59.96
SKU: CAN-6602
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 237.5 x 156.3 cm
Bowes Museum, County Durham, United Kingdom

Entrance to the Grand Canal: Looking West, c.1738/42 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Entrance to the Grand Canal: Looking West c.1738/42

Oil Painting
$4136
Canvas Print
$71.44
SKU: CAN-6603
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 121 x 152 cm
Private Collection

Interior Court of the Doge's Palace, Venice, c.1756 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Interior Court of the Doge's Palace, Venice c.1756

Oil Painting
$3334
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CAN-6604
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 46.6 x 37.5 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Grand Canal in Venice with the Rialto Bridge, c.1726/30 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canal in Venice with the Rialto Bridge c.1726/30

Oil Painting
$3916
Canvas Print
$56.64
SKU: CAN-6605
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 146 x 234 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

The Grand Canal, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal n.d.

Oil Painting
$3665
Canvas Print
$72.50
SKU: CAN-6606
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 76.2 x 101.6 cm
Private Collection

The Piazza di San Marco, Venice, c.1742/46 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Piazza di San Marco, Venice c.1742/46

Oil Painting
$4900
Canvas Print
$51.80
SKU: CAN-6607
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 67.5 x 119 cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Venice: A Regatta on the Grand Canal, c.1735 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: A Regatta on the Grand Canal c.1735

Oil Painting
$6197
Canvas Print
$49.44
SKU: CAN-6608
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 117.2 x 186.7 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

The Rialto Bridge, Venice, North, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Rialto Bridge, Venice, North n.d.

Oil Painting
$3947
Canvas Print
$62.83
SKU: CAN-6609
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

View of Piazza del Campidoglio and Cordonata, Rome, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of Piazza del Campidoglio and Cordonata, Rome n.d.

Oil Painting
$3518
Canvas Print
$76.78
SKU: CAN-6610
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Il Redentore, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Il Redentore n.d.

Oil Painting
$3679
Canvas Print
$57.70
SKU: CAN-6611
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Clock Tower in the Piazza San Marco, c.1728/30 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Clock Tower in the Piazza San Marco c.1728/30

Oil Painting
$3576
Canvas Print
$89.48
SKU: CAN-6612
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 52 x 69.5 cm
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA

View of the Molo Looking Towards the Entrance of the Grand Canal, Venice, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of the Molo Looking Towards the Entrance of ... n.d.

Oil Painting
$3673
Canvas Print
$53.77
SKU: CAN-6613
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

New Horse Guards from St. James's Park, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

New Horse Guards from St. James's Park n.d.

Oil Painting
$3422
Canvas Print
$51.05
SKU: CAN-6614
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Venice: The Feast Day of Saint Roch, c.1735 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: The Feast Day of Saint Roch c.1735

Oil Painting
$7902
Canvas Print
$91.95
SKU: CAN-6615
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 147.7 x 199.4 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Piazza San Marco and the Colonnade, c.1756 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Piazza San Marco and the Colonnade c.1756

Oil Painting
$2583
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CAN-6616
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 46.4 x 38.1 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Grand Canal with S. Simeone Piccolo, c.1738 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: The Grand Canal with S. Simeone Piccolo c.1738

Oil Painting
$4224
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CAN-6617
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 124.5 x 204.6 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

London: Interior of the Rotunda at Ranelagh, 1754 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

London: Interior of the Rotunda at Ranelagh 1754

Oil Painting
$5195
Canvas Print
$87.98
SKU: CAN-6618
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47 x 75.6 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Basin of San Marco on Ascension Day, c.1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: The Basin of San Marco on Ascension Day c.1740

Oil Painting
$8181
Canvas Print
$82.28
SKU: CAN-6619
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 121.9 x 182.8 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Venice: St. Pietro in Castello, c.1734/42 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: St. Pietro in Castello c.1734/42

Oil Painting
$3157
Canvas Print
$89.04
SKU: CAN-6620
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 46.4 x 77.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

View of the Grand Canal, c.1738 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of the Grand Canal c.1738

Oil Painting
$1455
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CAN-6621
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 38.8 x 47 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Venice: Entrance to the Cannaregio, c.1734/42 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: Entrance to the Cannaregio c.1734/42

Oil Painting
$3665
Canvas Print
$88.91
SKU: CAN-6622
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47 x 76.4 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

View of the Grand Canal, c.1738 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of the Grand Canal c.1738

Oil Painting
$2818
Canvas Print
$49.43
SKU: CAN-6623
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 38.8 x 46.3 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

A View from the Fondamenta Nuove Looking Towards Murano, c.1722/23 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A View from the Fondamenta Nuove Looking Towards Murano c.1722/23

Oil Painting
$2580
Canvas Print
$70.27
SKU: CAN-6624
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 143.5 x 151.1 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

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