Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto

Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto Painting Reproductions 4 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

An Imaginary View with a Triumphal Arch, c.1755 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

An Imaginary View with a Triumphal Arch c.1755

Paper Art Print
$46.77
SKU: CAN-6625
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 25.4 x 38.3 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Veduta Ideata with San Simone Piccolo, c.1735 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Veduta Ideata with San Simone Piccolo c.1735

Paper Art Print
$46.77
SKU: CAN-6626
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 31.2 x 46.8 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Reception of the French Ambassador in Venice, c.1726/27 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Reception of the French Ambassador in Venice c.1726/27

Oil Painting
$7287
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: CAN-6627
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 181 x 259.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

View of the Isles of San Michele, San Cristoforo and Murano from the Foundamenta Nuove, c.1725/28 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of the Isles of San Michele, San Cristoforo ... c.1725/28

Oil Painting
$1777
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: CAN-6628
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 67 x 127 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

View of Church of San Giovanni dei Battuti on the Isle of Murano, c.1725/28 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of Church of San Giovanni dei Battuti on the ... c.1725/28

Oil Painting
$1305
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: CAN-6629
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 66 x 127.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Capriccio with a View of Dolo, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Capriccio with a View of Dolo n.d.

Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: CAN-6630
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 29.3 x 42.4 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Capriccio with Terrace, Padua, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Capriccio with Terrace, Padua n.d.

Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: CAN-6631
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 14 x 20.8 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Venice, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice n.d.

Oil Painting
$4203
Canvas Print
$81.58
SKU: CAN-6632
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Betrothal of the Venetian Doge to the Adriatic Sea, c.1728/29 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Betrothal of the Venetian Doge to the Adriatic Sea c.1728/29

Oil Painting
$5756
Canvas Print
$51.69
SKU: CAN-6633
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 182 x 259 cm
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

View of Venice, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of Venice n.d.

Oil Painting
$2666
Canvas Print
$72.33
SKU: CAN-6634
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 63 x 108 cm
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

Bridge of Sighs, Venice (La Riva degli Schiavoni), c.1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Bridge of Sighs, Venice (La Riva degli Schiavoni) c.1740

Oil Painting
$3318
Canvas Print
$72.08
SKU: CAN-6635
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 46.5 x 63 cm
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Venice: Entrance to the Grand Canal, Church of Santa Maria della Salute, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: Entrance to the Grand Canal, Church of ... n.d.

Oil Painting
$3753
Canvas Print
$56.17
SKU: CAN-6636
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 69.7 x 94.5 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Warwick Castle: The East Front, 1752 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Warwick Castle: The East Front 1752

Paper Art Print
$46.77
SKU: CAN-6637
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 31.6 x 56.2 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Grand Canal from Palazzo Flangini to Palazzo Bembo, c.1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canal from Palazzo Flangini to Palazzo Bembo c.1740

Oil Painting
$4091
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: CAN-6638
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 61.3 x 92.4 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

Landscape with a Church, Houses and a Mill, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with a Church, Houses and a Mill n.d.

Paper Art Print
$46.77
SKU: CAN-6639
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 14.7 x 21 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

View of Northumberland House and Charing Cross, c.1752 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of Northumberland House and Charing Cross c.1752

Paper Art Print
$46.77
SKU: CAN-6640
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 28.9 x 47.6 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

The Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge, Venice, c.1730 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge, Venice c.1730

Oil Painting
$4000
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6641
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 49.7 x 73 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice, c.1730 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice c.1730

Oil Painting
$4091
Canvas Print
$50.75
SKU: CAN-6642
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 49.6 x 73.6 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Imaginary View of Padua, c.1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Imaginary View of Padua c.1740

Paper Art Print
$46.77
SKU: CAN-6643
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 29.5 x 42.8 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Bacino di San Marco, Venice, c.1738 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Bacino di San Marco, Venice c.1738

Oil Painting
$5657
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: CAN-6644
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 124.5 x 204.5 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Capriccio: A Sluice on a River with a Chapel, 1754 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Capriccio: A Sluice on a River with a Chapel 1754

Oil Painting
$2590
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: CAN-6645
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 83.8 x 117.8 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

San Giorgio Maggiore: from the Bacino di St. Marco, c.1726/30 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

San Giorgio Maggiore: from the Bacino di St. Marco c.1726/30

Oil Painting
$2908
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: CAN-6646
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 46.3 x 63.2 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

The Piazzetta, Venice, Looking North, c.1730/35 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Piazzetta, Venice, Looking North c.1730/35

Oil Painting
$5450
Canvas Print
$57.49
SKU: CAN-6647
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 75.9 x 119.7 cm
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, USA

The Canale di Santa Chiara Looking North Towards the Lagoon, c.1723/24 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Canale di Santa Chiara Looking North Towards ... c.1723/24

Oil Painting
$2402
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: CAN-6648
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 46.7 x 77.9 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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