Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto

Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto Painting Reproductions 8 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

Piazza San Marco: Looking South-West, c.1750/59 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Piazza San Marco: Looking South-West c.1750/59

Oil Painting
$4575
Canvas Print
$50.09
SKU: CAN-6738
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 67.3 x 102 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA

The Church of the Redentore, c.1742 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Church of the Redentore c.1742

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6739
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 31.1 x 47.6 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

San Nicolo, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

San Nicolo n.d.

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6740
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19.3 x 29.2 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

A View of Roofs: Landscape Sketch, c.1740 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A View of Roofs: Landscape Sketch c.1740

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6741
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 18.8 x 22.2 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

A Panorama of a Village: Sketch of a Building, c.1742 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A Panorama of a Village: Sketch of a Building c.1742

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6742
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 14.2 x 39.2 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

Two Views of Waterfronts, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Two Views of Waterfronts n.d.

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6743
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 22 x 29.2 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

A Water Wheel: Studies of Roofs, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A Water Wheel: Studies of Roofs n.d.

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6744
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19.9 x 28.6 cm
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

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

The Terrace n.d.

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6745
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 14.4 x 21.3 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

The Equestrian Monument, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Equestrian Monument n.d.

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6746
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 14.2 x 20.9 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Landscape, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Landscape n.d.

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6747
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 14.5 x 20.9 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

The Market on the Molo, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Market on the Molo n.d.

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6749
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 14.3 x 20.9 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Title Plate from the Series Vedute, c.1735/46 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Title Plate from the Series Vedute c.1735/46

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6750
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 29.5 x 42.8 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

The Market at Dolo, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Market at Dolo n.d.

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6751
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 14.3 x 20.9 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Landscape with A Woman at a Well, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with A Woman at a Well n.d.

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6752
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 13.2 x 20.6 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Landscape with Tower and Two Ruined Pillars, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with Tower and Two Ruined Pillars n.d.

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6753
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 14.5 x 20.8 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Le Procuratie Niove et St. Zimian, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Le Procuratie Niove et St. Zimian n.d.

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6754
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 14.3 x 20.9 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

La Piera del Bando, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

La Piera del Bando n.d.

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6755
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 14.3 x 20.8 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Imaginary View of Venice, 1741 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Imaginary View of Venice 1741

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6756
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 30.2 x 43.1 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Imaginary View of Padua, 1742 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Imaginary View of Padua 1742

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6757
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 29.8 x 42.8 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Pra della Valle, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Pra della Valle n.d.

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6758
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 29.5 x 42.9 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Le Porte del Dolo, c.1735/44 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Le Porte del Dolo c.1735/44

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6759
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 29.7 x 42.8 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Ale Porte del Dolo, c.1735/44 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Ale Porte del Dolo c.1735/44

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6760
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 30 x 43.2 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Mestre, c.1735/44 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Mestre c.1735/44

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6761
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 32.3 x 46.2 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

La Torre di Malghera, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

La Torre di Malghera n.d.

Paper Art Print
$47.70
SKU: CAN-6762
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 29.4 x 42 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

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