Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto

Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto Painting Reproductions 9 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

Landscape with Equestrian Statue, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Landscape with Equestrian Statue n.d.

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6763
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 13.8 x 20.5 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Landscape With Three Bridges, c.1744/46 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Landscape With Three Bridges c.1744/46

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6764
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 14.2 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
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6765
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 14.2 x 20.8 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Piazzetta with Campanile under Construction, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Piazzetta with Campanile under Construction n.d.

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6766
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 39.9 x 29.1 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

View of the Arch of Constantine and Environs, Rome, c.1758/65 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of the Arch of Constantine and Environs, Rome c.1758/65

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6767
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 20.3 x 31.8 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Al Dolo, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Al Dolo n.d.

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6768
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 29.8 x 42.5 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Capriccio: House and Tower on a Lagoon, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Capriccio: House and Tower on a Lagoon n.d.

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6769
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 21.4 x 31.6 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Architectural Design (Piazza with Open Colonnade), n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Architectural Design (Piazza with Open Colonnade) n.d.

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6770
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 13.5 x 18.5 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

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

Veduta Ideata with San Simeone Piccolo c.1735

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6771
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 31.2 x 46.8 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Imaginary View of a Palace on the Shore of the Lagoon (The Villa Contarini), c.1750/59 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Imaginary View of a Palace on the Shore of the ... c.1750/59

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6772
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 26.9 x 42.1 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

View with Ruins, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View with Ruins n.d.

Oil Painting
$1293
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6773
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19.7 x 15.6 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

View of an Ancient Doorway, n.d. by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

View of an Ancient Doorway n.d.

Oil Painting
$1293
Canvas Print
$49.28
SKU: CAN-6774
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19.7 x 15.6 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Distant View of St. Paul's Cathedral, c.1746/55 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Distant View of St. Paul's Cathedral c.1746/55

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6775
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 28 x 52.7 cm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

The Piazzetta Looking towards Santa Maria della Salute, c.1726 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Piazzetta Looking towards Santa Maria della Salute c.1726

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6776
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 23.2 x 18.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

San Marco and the Piazza Looking East, c.1725 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

San Marco and the Piazza Looking East c.1725

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6777
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 18.1 x 23.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazza Looking West, c.1725 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Piazza Looking West c.1725

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6778
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 18 x 23.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazzetta Looking North, c.1725 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Piazzetta Looking North c.1725

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6779
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 23.3 x 18 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazza Looking North-West with the Narthex of San Marco, c.1725 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Piazza Looking North-West with the Narthex of ... c.1725

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6840
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 23.3 x 18 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazzetta Looking Towards San Giorgio Maggiore, c.1725 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Piazzetta Looking Towards San Giorgio Maggiore c.1725

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6841
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 23.2 x 17.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A View on the Lower Reaches of the Grand Canal, c.1730 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A View on the Lower Reaches of the Grand Canal c.1730

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6842
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 27 x 37.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazzetta Looking South, 1729 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Piazzetta Looking South 1729

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6843
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 21.3 x 31.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

San Geremia and the Entrance to the Cannaregio, 1734 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

San Geremia and the Entrance to the Cannaregio 1734

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6844
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 18.8 x 27 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day, 1729 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day 1729

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6845
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 21.3 x 31.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazzetta dei Leoni, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Piazzetta dei Leoni c.1735/40

Paper Art Print
$46.93
SKU: CAN-6846
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 19 x 27.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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