Exhibition on Screen: Canaletto & the Art of Venice () - IMDbThe British have long had a love affair with Venice. In the 18th century, when wealthy men from all over Europe, and especially Britain, travelled around Italy on the Grand Tour, as an education in connoisseurship, Venice was the most exotic destination. Though the Venetian Republic was on the wane as a naval and mercantile power it still had art and architecture to match Rome and Florence. But it was just as famous then for its lavish public spectacles, for its theatre and opera, its carnival — and for less salubrious pleasures, the gambling and sex tourism. And how the Grand Tourists took advantage of those liberties. I always feel crushed by the weakness of most Venetian art of this period. Next to the heights of the Cinquecento painters — Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese — the 18th-century Venetians are so impoverished in technique and pictorial scope.
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Estimated delivery business days. Format Hardcover. Condition Brand New. Description This lavishly illustrated catalogue marks the first time that the rich holdings of eighteenth-century Venetian art in the Royal Collection will have been brought together, and focuses on presenting these extraordinary works against the background of the social and artistic networks of the period. The Royal Collection has one of the largest and finest collections of Venetian art from the first half of the eighteenth century. It includes paintings, prints and drawings by Canaletto himself, as well as those of his contemporaries, such as Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Antonio Visentini, Francesco Zuccarelli and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta.
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Please refresh the page and retry. C analetto is one of the most popular — and derided — of artists. Yes, he provides the defining views of a city everybody loves, with their glittering ceremonial barges, darting gondolas and iconic buildings rendered with near-photographic precision. But how many people in either camp have given much thought to the man behind the art , or the way it developed? Even to admirers, Canaletto can appear an inscrutable figure. And, from the large selection of drawings that opens the exhibition, he reveals the diverse aspects of his artistic personality.
Friday, June 02, Canaletto and the Art of Venice - recommended. Those who love to see complete series of paintings are in for a treat! The exhibition continues until Sunday 12th November It contains c. It is the largest collection in the world.