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Antonio CanalettoAntonio Canaletto

Life: 1697-1768
Birth Place: Venice, Italy
Historical Role: Painter
Movement: NA
Primary countries affected: Italy, United Kingdom
Works: see below

Biography:


Antonio Canaletto was born in Venice, Italy, in 1697. His paintings consisted of scenic views of various cities, his ability to bring so much details into his paintings, is what made him famous and a commercial success. He would be commissioned to make paintings as decorations for the homes of rich patrons. He would later move to England, where he would pursue his style of painting and achieve even greater success. One of his best customers Joseph Smith, would eventually sell his collection of Canaletto paintings to the King of England. Canaletto would eventually return to Venice, where he died in 1768.

Works:

Return of the Bucentoro to the Molon on Ascension Day
The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute
The Stonemason's Yard
Return of the Bucentoro to the Molon on Ascension Day
The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute
The Stonemason's Yard
View of the Entrance to the Arsenal
Westminster Bridge
Northumberland House
View of the Entrance to the Arsenal
Westminster Bridge
Northumberland House

 

 

Sources:


Gerlings, C. (2008). 100 Great Artists. London: Arcturus Publishing Limited. P. 28-29.

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