Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto

Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto Painting Reproductions 7 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

Return of the Bucintoro on Ascension Day, 1729 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Return of the Bucintoro on Ascension Day 1729

Oil Painting
$7206
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6714
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 182 x 259 cm
Private Collection

Campo San Giuseppe di Castello and the Chiesa San Niccolo di Castello, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Campo San Giuseppe di Castello and the Chiesa San ... c.1735/40

Oil Painting
$2099
Canvas Print
$75.53
SKU: CAN-6715
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 46 x 77 cm
Private Collection

Molo with the Library, Looking Towards the Zecca (Detail), b.1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Molo with the Library, Looking Towards the Zecca ... b.1740

Canvas Print
$58.16
SKU: CAN-6716
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Rialto Bridge from the South, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Rialto Bridge from the South c.1735/40

Oil Painting
$4286
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6717
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 68.5 x 92 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy

Torre di Marghera, 1741 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Torre di Marghera 1741

Oil Painting
$2250
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6718
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 30.5 x 44.5 cm
Palazzo Ca' Rezzonico, Venice, Italy

London: The Thames and the City of London from Richmond House, 1746 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

London: The Thames and the City of London from ... 1746

Oil Painting
$5118
Canvas Print
$68.86
SKU: CAN-6719
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 103 x 114 cm
Private Collection

Procession of the Knights of the Bath, 1749 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Procession of the Knights of the Bath 1749

Oil Painting
$5756
Canvas Print
$54.01
SKU: CAN-6720
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 99 x 101.5 cm
Private Collection

Grand Canal from the Campo Santa Sofia towards the Rialto Bridge, c.1758 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canal from the Campo Santa Sofia towards ... c.1758

Oil Painting
$4720
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6721
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 118 x 188 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Night Time Celebration Outside the Church of San Pietro di Castello, c.1758 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Night Time Celebration Outside the Church of San ... c.1758

Oil Painting
$3456
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6722
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 119 x 187 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Grand Canal: Looking East from the Campo San Vio, c.1725 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Grand Canal: Looking East from the Campo San Vio c.1725

Oil Painting
$4492
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6723
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 65.5 x 97.5 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Entrance to the Grand Canal: Looking East, c.1725 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Entrance to the Grand Canal: Looking East c.1725

Oil Painting
$3949
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6724
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 65 x 98 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Santi Giovanni e Paolo and the Scuola di San Marco, c.1725 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Santi Giovanni e Paolo and the Scuola di San Marco c.1725

Oil Painting
$4114
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6725
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 125 x 165 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

The Molo: Looking West, 1730 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Molo: Looking West 1730

Oil Painting
$4599
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6726
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 55 x 102 cm
Private Collection

Riva degli Schiavoni: Looking East, 1730 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Riva degli Schiavoni: Looking East 1730

Oil Painting
$4953
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6727
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 58.4 x 101.6 cm
Private Collection

Entrance to the Grand Canal from the Molo, Venice, c.1742/44 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Entrance to the Grand Canal from the Molo, Venice c.1742/44

Oil Painting
$4029
Canvas Print
$56.43
SKU: CAN-6728
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 114.5 x 153.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Dolo on the Brenta, c.1720/42 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Dolo on the Brenta c.1720/42

Oil Painting
$4452
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6729
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 80 x 95.3 cm
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany

Capriccio: Ruins and Classic Buildings, c.1730 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Capriccio: Ruins and Classic Buildings c.1730

Oil Painting
$3383
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6730
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 87.5 x 120.5 cm
Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, Italy

London: Seen through an Arch of Westminster Bridge, c.1746/47 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

London: Seen through an Arch of Westminster Bridge c.1746/47

Oil Painting
$4298
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6731
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 57 x 95 cm
Private Collection

London: The Old Horse Guards from St. James's Park, c.1749 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

London: The Old Horse Guards from St. James's Park c.1749

Oil Painting
$4448
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6732
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 117 x 236 cm
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom

London: the Old Horse Guards and Banqueting Hall from St James's Park, 1749 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

London: the Old Horse Guards and Banqueting Hall ... 1749

Oil Painting
$3258
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6733
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 45.5 x 76 cm
Private Collection

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

Warwick Castle: the East Front 1752

Oil Painting
$3531
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6734
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 73 x 122 cm
Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Greenwich Hospital from the North Bank of the Thames, c.1752 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Greenwich Hospital from the North Bank of the Thames c.1752

Oil Painting
$4099
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6735
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 66 x 112.5 cm
Maritime Art Museum, Greenwich, United Kingdom

Old Walton Bridge over the Thames, 1754 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Old Walton Bridge over the Thames 1754

Oil Painting
$3810
Canvas Print
$50.08
SKU: CAN-6736
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 48.8 x 76.7 cm
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, United Kingdom

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

English Landscape Capriccio with a Column c.1754

Oil Painting
$3571
Canvas Print
$59.33
SKU: CAN-6737
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 134 x 106.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

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