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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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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Canaletto

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

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870995596

Category:

Page: 387

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Drawing in Venice

Titian to Canaletto

Author: Catherine Whistler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781854442994

Category:

Page: 256

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Featuring over a hundred drawings from the outstanding collections of graphic art at the Uffizi, Florence, and the Ashmolean, and Christ Church, Oxford, Drawing in Venice is based on ground-breaking new research and accompanies an Ashmolean-Uffizi collaborative exhibition (2015-16) which traces continuities in Venetian drawing over three centuries, from around 1500 down to the foundation of the first academy of art in Venice in 1750. Venetian art has long been associated with brilliant colours and free brushwork, but drawing has been written out of its history. This book highlights the significance of drawing as a concept and as a practice in the artistic life of Venice. It reveals the variety of aims, purposes, and techniques in drawing through the works of the Venetian Renaissance masters Giovanni Bellini, Titian, and Tintoretto to those of the great eighteenth-century artists, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Canaletto. Contents: 4 Introductory Essays: (1) Catherine Whistler 'Drawing in Venice from Titian to Canaletto: practice and perception'; (2) Giorgio Marini 'Disegni a stampa: drawing practice and printmaking in Venice from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries'; (3) Marzia Faietti 'Giorgio Vasari's Life of Titian: critical misinterpretations and preconceptions concerning Venetian drawing'; (4) Jacqueline Thalmann 'General John Guise and his collection of Venetian drawings'; 104 catalogue entries discussing individual drawings Glossary of materials and techniques of drawing; 47 summary artist biographies; Bibliography.
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Canaletto in England

A Venetian Artist Abroad, 1746-1755

Author: Charles Beddington,Dulwich Picture Gallery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300119695

Category: Art

Page: 206

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The fame of Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto, rests mainly on his vivid paintings of Venice, his native city. Only rarely was he tempted to travel, but the popularity of his works with British tourists and patrons led him to England in 1746, and his visit became a productive, nine-year stay. This beautiful book focuses on the fruits of Canaletto’s English sojourn, reproducing the views of London he painted while there, as well as the Italian and imaginary views he painted in response to the vigorous demands of his patrons. The book offers a full study of Canaletto’s English period along with detailed catalogue entries for about fifty paintings and twenty drawings. The works depict such landmarks as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Somerset House, and Westminster Bridge as well as views of Venice and Rome and caprices in which the artist playfully organizes Renaissance palaces and Classical ruins in fanciful juxtapositions.
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The Reconfigured Eye

Visual Truth in the Post-photographic Era

Author: William J. Mitchell

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262631600

Category: Photography

Page: 273

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An analysis of the digital imaging revolution. It describes the technology of digital imaging and looks at how it is changing the way we explore ideas, at its aesthetic potential and at the ethical questions raised. Topics include electronic brushstrokes, virtual cameras, synthetic shading and more.
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Canaletto

Author: J. G. Links,Canaletto

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 256

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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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Turner and Venice

Author: Ian Warrell,David Laven,Jan Morris,Cecilia Powell,Tate Britain (Gallery)

Publisher: Tate Gallery

ISBN: 9781854374639

Category: Painting, English

Page: 280

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Turner's paintings and watercolours of Venice have long been celebrated as some of his most extraordinary creations. Ever since he began to exhibit them in the 1830s, viewers have been captivated by the potency of his atmospheric visions of the once-great city. With the exception of Canaletto, few artists have responded with such intense imaginative inventiveness to the conjunction of water, light and architecture unique to Venice. Turner's three visits to Venice, over a period of two decades, put him at the forefront of a generation of artists who seized on the potential of Venice as a subject, an achievement highlighted by the inclusion of paintings by Richard Parkes Bonington, Samuel Prout and others. The extent to which Venice's history shaped Turner's perception of the city is also examined, as are his interest in Venice's role in literature, from Shakespeare to Byron, and his reverence for the achievements of the great artists of the Venetian School: Titian, Bellini and Canaletto. Despite their apparent familiarity, Turner's translucent paintings present intriguing questions that force the modern viewer to re-examine them both on their own terms, and as markers in the development of Turner's late style. With the largest selection of Turner's paintings and watercolours of the City yet published, and contributions by Jan Morris, David Laven and Cecilia Powell, Turner and Venice is a testament both to Turner's evocative images and to the iconic city that inspired them.
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Canaletto & England

Author: Canaletto,M. J. H. Liversidge,Jane Farrington,Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Publisher: Merrell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 192

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