Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Author: Lucy Whitaker,Rosie Razzall

Publisher: Royal Collection Trust

ISBN: 9781909741409

Category: Art

Page: 320

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Canaletto (1697-1768) was the archetypical Venetian painter and printmaker. His superlative cityscapes record views of the ancient monuments and famous modern buildings of European cities that are now familiar and beloved throughout the world--none more so than the works depicting his native Venice. His lively, yet elegant paintings and prints were enthusiastically collected by foreign patrons, among them Joseph Smith, the British consul to Venice, who later sold his large collection to King George III. As a result, the Royal Collection now holds the largest and finest collection of Canaletto's works in existence. Canaletto and the Art of Venice is the first book to showcase in full this rich collection of eighteenth-century Venetian art held by the Royal Collection. It explores paintings, prints, and drawings by Canaletto, as well as many of his contemporaries, including Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Antonio Visentini, Francesco Zuccarelli, and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. Lavishly illustrated, the book presents these works against the background of the social and artistic networks of the period, looking at the links between art and theater in Venice, as well as the role of the city as a center for printmaking and book production. Brilliantly alive with light, Canaletto's paintings and prints recreate with remarkable clarity times past, and appreciation for his work continues to expand and grow. Canaletto and the Art of Venice provides welcome insight into both the artist and the broader veduta genre of urban landscape painting.

The Glory of Venice

Art in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Jane Martineau,Andrew Robison,Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain),National Gallery of Art (U.S.)

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300061862

Category: Art

Page: 528

View: 3962

This text examines the whole range of the arts in Venice during the 18th century. It includes paintings, pastels and gouaches, drawings, watercolours, prints, sculpture, furniture and other decorative arts together with essays considering major aspects of the art of the period.


Author: J. G. Links,Canaletto

Publisher: Phaidon Press


Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 3050

Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697-1768), known as Canaletto, is one of the mostopular of all old master painters. His views of Venice and London are muchelebrated and admired. First published in 1982, and revised in 1994, thisook is here reissued in paperback, tracing Canaletto's career from hiseginnings as a scene-painter with his father to the work of his later years.analetto was interested in depicting the world around him, but unlike mostf his fellow artists, he was more than a mere recorder of the amazingcenery of Venice or of Georgian England.;He had the power, in the words ofne of his contemporaries, to paint so that "the eye is deceived and trulyelieves it is the real thing it sees", and his insight and technical skillsere so dazzling that it was thought he must rely on some sort of opticalpparatus. His first views of Venice were painted around 1725 for Stefanoonti of Lucca. Soon after he came into contact with Joseph Smith, Britishonsul in Venice, who was to become his most important patron. Throughmith's influence, he came to England between about 1746 and 1756 during

Canaletto in Venice

Author: Martin Clayton

Publisher: Royal Collection

ISBN: 9781902163819

Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 6468

The images of Venice created by Canaletto (1697-1768) are among the best-loved and most fascinating of all 18th-century paintings. During his lifetime, Canaletto's paintings of the city of his birth found an immediate market amongst collectors, particularly the British nobility on the Grand Tour. In 1762 King George III acquired the world's finest group of Canaletto's works when he purchased the entire collection of Joseph Smith, the British Consul in Venice. This included an outstanding series of Canaletto's Venetian views, amongst which were his paintings of the Grand Canal, and some 140 of Canaletto's drawings. This book brings together 14 of Canaletto's dazzling paintings of the Grand Canal, and 71 of his drawings of Venice and the lagoon. It features fascinating studies of life in 18th-century Venice, from canal-side workshops to the bustling festivities of Ascension Day around St mark's Square, with the effects of sunlight, water and atmosphere exquisitely captured.


eine venezianische Affäre

Author: Andrea Di Robilant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442733408


Page: 382

View: 7301



from Canaletto and Turner to Monet

Author: Martin Schwander,Fondation Beyeler

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub


Category: Art

Page: 222

View: 3745

Edited by Martin Schwander. Text by Alan Chong, Anne Distel, Gottfried Boehm.

Bernardo Bellotto and the Capitals of Europe

Author: Bernardo Bellotto,Edgar Peters Bowron,Irina Artemʹeva,Museo Correr,Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300091818

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 5157

Bernardo Bellotto is considered to be one of the greatest topographical and landscape painters of the eighteenth century. Trained as a painter of cityscapes, he produced vivid and memorable images of many of the greatest cities of Europe, including Venice, Florence, Rome, Dresden, Munich, Vienna, and Warsaw. He also ventured successfully into genre, portraiture, allegory, and history painting. This beautiful book, written by leading specialists on Bellotto, examines his career and artistic development, places his work in the context of the political needs of central European monarchs, and presents a selection of his major paintings from each of his principal periods and genres. Bellotto began as a painter of conventional views of Venice in the manner of his more famous uncle, Canaletto. However, his quest for new subject matter led him to visit half a dozen cities in northern and central Italy in the early 1740s, and at twenty-five he left Italy for northern Europe, where he spent the rest of his life working for royal and aristocratic patrons. In Dresden he was engaged in the service of Augustus III, where he created many glorious canvases and was awarded the title of Court Painter. He then moved to Vienna and recorded its attractions for Empress Maria Theresa. He ended his career as Court Painter in Warsaw, and his detailed paintings of the city played an important role in its reconstruction after the Second World War. The book demonstrates that in each of the places Bellotto lived, he was able to capture the particular light and life with sensitivity and imagination.


Author: Katharine Baetjer,J. G. Links,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870995596


Page: 387

View: 6810


Geheimes Wissen

verlorene Techniken der alten Meister wiederentdeckt

Author: David Hockney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896604057


Page: 328

View: 8145


Visions of Venice

Paintings of the 18th Century

Author: Filippo Pedrocco

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 186064788X

Category: Landscape painting, Italian

Page: 239

View: 1669

"Venice in the 18th century (the era of the 'Grand Tour') was an extraordinarily rich centre of artistic creativity. To satisfy the whims of the educated and wealthy European visitors (for whom Venice was an essential destination) Venetian artists developed a genre of Vedute ('view paintings'). These paintings, more populist in approach than the historical paintings of earlier centuries, were highly prized by the sophisticated tourists, who would acquire them as a memento of their journey. The Vedute captured the beauty of the city and evoked the events engaged in during their stay." "Visions of Venice is the first comprehensive consideration of this important 18th century genre of view painting. This illustrated volume considers all of the major figures who defined this vibrant period in Venetian art. The greatest of these figures is without doubt Canaletto, and his story is played out here in full - from his origins as a set designer and theatre painter to his pre-eminence as the most successful artist of his generation." "Many significant view painters began to emulate the work of Canaletto but went on to recognition in their own right. Visions of Venice examines in detail the work of such artists as Luca Carlevaris, Francesco Guardi, Michele Marieschi, Bernardo Bellotto, and Antonio Visentini." "The result is the first complete history of the movement but is also a breathtakingly radiant vision of Venice at her height."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Venice in the Age of Canaletto

Author: Alexandra Libby,Marina Pacini,Stanton Thomas

Publisher: Prestel Pub


Category: Art

Page: 170

View: 8887

"Canaletto's landscapes are arguably, even today, the most familiar artistic products of eighteenth-century Venice For those with the requisite means, no visit to the city would be considered complete without the purchase of at least one of the artist'sviews, which captured the city's topography and urban activity with apparent verisimilitude. ... View painting, not a favored genre during the preceding several centuries, gained considerable popularity in the 1700s. Its ascendency corresponded directlyto increased foreign travel and in particular to the aristocratic Englishmen who, having embarked on the Grand Tour - an itinerary which necessarily included Venice - sought mementos of their travels. ... However, for all Canaletto's popularity and his ability to capture the fabric of Venice at its most appealing and evocative, his work is curiously devoid of the rich coloring, sensuality, and exuberance of most Venetian art of the period. To help elucidate the complicated forces that shaped Canaletto and the city of Venice during his age, this catalogue offers a range of essays."--preface.

The Dissertation

A Guide for Architecture Students

Author: Iain Borden,Katerina Ruedi Ray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317746953

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 9640

The Dissertation is one of the most demanding yet potentially most stimulating components of an architectural course. This classic text provides a complete guide to what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and what the major pitfalls are. This is a comprehensive guide to all that an architecture student might need to know about undertaking the dissertation. The book provides a plain guide through the whole process of starting, writing, preparing and submitting a dissertation with minimum stress and frustration. The third edition has been revised throughout to bring the text completely up-to-date for a new generation of students. Crucially, five new and complete dissertations demonstrate and exemplify all the advice and issues raised in the main text. These dissertations are on subjects from the UK, USA, Europe and Asia and offer remarkable insights into how to get it just right.

Canaletto: 192 Colour Plates

Author: Maria Peitcheva

Publisher: Maria Peitcheva

ISBN: 8892574922

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 4282

Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, was an Italian painter of landscapes of Venice. He was also an important printmaker in etching. Much of Canaletto's early artwork was painted "from nature", differing from the then customary practice of completing paintings in the studio. Some of his later works do revert to this custom, as suggested by the tendency for distant figures to be painted as blobs of color – an effect produced by using a camera obscura, which blurs farther-away objects. His early works remain his most coveted and, according to many authorities, his best. One of his early pieces is The Stonemason's Yard (1729) which depicts a humble working area of the city. Later Canaletto painted grand scenes of the canals of Venice and the Doge's Palace. His large-scale landscapes portrayed the city's pageantry and waning traditions, making innovative use of atmospheric effects and strong local colors. For these qualities, his works may be said to have anticipated Impressionism.

Historical Dictionary of Rococo Art

Author: Jennifer D. Milam

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810879522

Category: Art

Page: 334

View: 9033

Historical Dictionary of Rococo Art covers all aspects of Rococo art history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a review of the literature, an extensive bibliography, and over 350 cross-referenced dictionary entries on prominent Rococo painters, sculptors, decorative artists, architects, patrons, theorists, and critics, as well as major centers of artistic production. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Rococo art.


Giovanni Antonio Canal 1697-1768

Author: William George Constable

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 723

View: 6703


Masterpieces of Western Art

A History of Art in 900 Individual Studies from the Gothic to the Present Day

Author: Robert Suckale

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822818251

Category: Art

Page: 760

View: 5120

This volume traces the history of painting from medieval times to modern times with a focus on each era and its major artists.

Die Monografie

Author: David Hockney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896602404


Page: 368

View: 985

Der Bildband,originelles Werkverzeichnis, präsentiert mit 350 Werken aus beinahe 50 Schaffensjahren des bedeutenden Künstlers bestimmte Entwicklungslinien und die Vielfalt künstlerischer Techniken.

Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Paintings

German Language Edition

Author: Denise Allen,Dawson Carr,Charlotte Eyeman,Burton Fredericksen,Jennifer Helvey,David Jaffé,Arianne Faber Kolb,Jon L. Seydl,Perrin Stein,Anne Woollett

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892364343

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 6467

The J. Paul Getty Museum's paintings collection ranges from the fourteenth to the end of the nineteenth century. Among the finest examples of early Renaissance painting are the Madonna and Child by the Master of Saint Cecilia, Masaccio's Saint Andrew, and Gentile da Fabriano's richly painted Coronation of the Virgin. Typical of the High Renaissance are Andrea Mantegna's splendid Adoration of the Magi and Fra Bartolommeo's Rest on the Flight into Egypt. The art of the Netherlands in its Golden Age is represented by Jan Brueghel's much-loved painting The Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark and by The Return from War, which he painted with Peter Paul Rubens, as well as a newly acquired and magnificent landscape by Hobbema, Rembrandt's Abduction of Europa, and Jan Steen's Drawing Lesson. Painting in France ranges from recently acquisitioned works by Poussin, Fragonard, and Lancret, through the Impressionism of Monet's seminal Sunrise and his Rouen Cathedral, while the modern age is exemplified by the Irises of Vincent van Gogh. Fernand Khnopff's Jeanne Kéfer, and Cézanne's Still Life with Apples.