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.
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Canaletto in Venice

Author: Martin Clayton

Publisher: Royal Collection

ISBN: 9781902163819

Category: Art

Page: 232

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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.
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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

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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.
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Canaletto

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

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870995596

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Page: 387

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Canaletto

Author: J. G. Links,Canaletto

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 1943

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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
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Venice

from Canaletto and Turner to Monet

Author: Martin Schwander,Fondation Beyeler

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 222

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

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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.
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Nashville:

From the Collection of Carl and Otto Giers

Author: James A. Hoobler,Sarah Hunter Marks

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738506326

Category: History

Page: 128

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Like many Southern cities, Nashville has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past two centuries, evolving from a simple pioneering crossroads into a large cosmopolitan center with its citizens representing every nationality, race, and creed. The latter years of the nineteenth century proved especially momentous in the city's growth and development, and two visionary Nashvillians, Carl and Otto Giers, documented the many different elements of city life through their photographic talent. In Nashville: From the Collection of Carl and Otto Giers Volume II, readers will journey to the Nashville of old and see the city through the artistry of the Giers' studio: a time when the city hosted some of the most recognizable and celebrated Confederate and Union officers, such as Nathan Bedford Forrest and Ulysses S. Grant, who both sat for studio portraits. Enduring the ravages of the Civil War, Nashville rebuilt itself and the Giers were there to record its rebirth, photographing everyday life against many different settings: from the city's graveyards, such as Calvary, Mount Olivet, and National Cemetery, to its poverty-stricken neighborhoods, to the elegant homes of the affluent, to the flourishing business district. Not just concerned with the routine, the Giers focused on capturing Nashville's history in the making, including portraits of state governors, such as William Gannaway Brownlow, Albert Smith Marks, and Robert Love Taylor, scenes of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition and the Tennessee Industrial Exposition, and the city's most-famous attractions, Belmont and the Hermitage.
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Canaletto: 192 Colour Plates

Author: Maria Peitcheva

Publisher: Maria Peitcheva

ISBN: 8892574922

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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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.
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Garden of Death

Author: Chrystle Fiedler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476748926

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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When a local doctor is found dead in Willow McQuade’s medicinal garden, she must find the killer to clear her boyfriend’s name in this third clever book in the Natural Remedies Mystery series. Dr. Willow McQuade, owner of Nature’s Way Market & Café, has put the finishing touches on a new medicinal plant garden for Greenport’s annual Maritime Festival and is ready for the festivities to begin. But it’s not all flowers and sunshine at the grand opening, when Willow discovers the body of another contestant, Dr. Charles White, face down in her garden. Willow’s hunky boyfriend, Jackson Spade, immediately becomes a suspect due to a recent fight with Dr. White. Willow knows she has to remedy the situation, but it won’t be easy with the other applicants’ vendettas and vandals wrecking her garden at every turn. And when she finds buried treasure in her garden that just might belong to the legendary Captain Kidd, the stakes become even higher. Was Dr. White searching for that treasure? Did someone kill him to get to it first? With the help of Jackson and her eccentric ex-boyfriend, Willow follows the clues to uncover the truth that someone wants buried… But can she dig up enough evidence before she becomes the killer’s next victim?
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