Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto

Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto Painting Reproductions 5 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: The Piazzetta Towards St. Giorgio Maggiore, c.1724 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: The Piazzetta Towards St. Giorgio Maggiore c.1724

Oil Painting
$2927
Canvas Print
$50.36
SKU: CAN-6649
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 173 x 134.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Piazzetta towards St. Maria della Salute, c.1724 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: The Piazzetta towards St. Maria della Salute c.1724

Oil Painting
$2942
Canvas Print
$51.38
SKU: CAN-6650
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 172 x 136.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: Piazza St. Marco with the Basilica and Campanile, c.1725 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: Piazza St. Marco with the Basilica and ... c.1725

Oil Painting
$3508
Canvas Print
$49.49
SKU: CAN-6651
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 135 x 172.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal Looking South-West from the Rialto to Ca' Foscari, c.1725/26 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal Looking South-West from the ... c.1725/26

Oil Painting
$4599
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6652
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47 x 79.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Pantheon, c.1720 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Pantheon c.1720

Oil Painting
$3980
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6653
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 84.4 x 120 cm
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio, USA

The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day, c.1745 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day c.1745

Oil Painting
$5641
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6654
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 114.9 x 162.6 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Rialto Bridge, c.1730 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Rialto Bridge c.1730

Oil Painting
$3725
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6655
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 37 x 65.2 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Capriccio with Colonnade in the Interior of a Palace, c.1765 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Capriccio with Colonnade in the Interior of a Palace c.1765

Oil Painting
$2707
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6656
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 42 x 32.5 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

The School of San Marco, c.1765 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The School of San Marco c.1765

Oil Painting
$2652
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6657
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 42 x 32.5 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Porta Portello, Padua, c.1760 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Porta Portello, Padua c.1760

Oil Painting
$3254
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6658
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 63.3 x 110 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Piazza San Marco Looking South and West, 1763 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Piazza San Marco Looking South and West 1763

Oil Painting
$4450
Canvas Print
$51.80
SKU: CAN-6659
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 56.5 x 102.9 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA

The Bacino di San Marco from the Piazzetta, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Bacino di San Marco from the Piazzetta n.d.

Oil Painting
$3373
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6660
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 48.8 x 81.8 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Venice: the Grand Canal Looking North-East from Palazzo Balbi to the Rialto Bridge, c.1742 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: the Grand Canal Looking North-East from ... c.1742

Oil Painting
$4437
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6661
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 86.5 x 138.5 cm
Private Collection

Rome: A Caprice View with Ruins Based on the Forum, c.1726 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Rome: A Caprice View with Ruins Based on the Forum c.1726

Oil Painting
$2234
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6662
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 31.4 x 40.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

San Geremia and the Entrance to the Cannaregio, c.1726/27 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

San Geremia and the Entrance to the Cannaregio c.1726/27

Oil Painting
$3800
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6663
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47 x 78.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Rialto Bridge from the North, c.1726/27 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Rialto Bridge from the North c.1726/27

Oil Painting
$3689
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6664
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47.6 x 80 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Grand Canal Looking South from Ca' Foscari to the Carita, c.1726/27 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canal Looking South from Ca' Foscari to the ... c.1726/27

Oil Painting
$4640
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6665
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 50 x 80.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal Looking North-West from near the Rialto, c.1726/27 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal Looking North-West from near the Rialto c.1726/27

Oil Painting
$4476
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6666
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47.6 x 80 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal Looking East from Campo San Vio towards the Bacino, c.1727/28 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal Looking East from Campo San Vio ... c.1727/28

Oil Painting
$3812
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6667
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47 x 79.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal Looking East from the Carita towards the Bacino, c.1727/28 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal Looking East from the Carita ... c.1727/28

Oil Painting
$3773
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6668
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47.9 x 80 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: Piazza San Marco from a Corner of the Basilica, c.1726/28 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: Piazza San Marco from a Corner of the Basilica c.1726/28

Oil Painting
$2927
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6669
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 172.7 x 134 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: Piazza San Marco towards San Geminiano, c.1726/28 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: Piazza San Marco towards San Geminiano c.1726/28

Oil Painting
$3184
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: CAN-6670
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 134.6 x 173.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal Looking West from Palazzo Vendramin-Calergi towards San Geremia, c.1727/28 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal Looking West from Palazzo ... c.1727/28

Oil Painting
$4407
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6688
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47.3 x 79.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal Looking West with the Scalzi and San Simeon Piccolo, c.1726/27 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal Looking West with the Scalzi and ... c.1726/27

Oil Painting
$4561
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6689
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47.3 x 79.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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