If there is one artist whose name is synonymous with painted views of Venice, it would be Canaletto. Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, captivated a generation with his remarkable facility in rendering the splendid atmosphere of the Lagoon city, and this adeptness is on full display in “Canaletto 1697-1768,” on view at Rome’s Palazzo Braschi through 19 August 2018.
Organized to mark the 250th anniversary of Canaletto’s death, this exhibition has been lauded as the most substantial to be dedicated to the Venetian master in Italian history. Its galleries play host to more than 40 of Canaletto’s most beloved compositions, many of which have been loaned from collections around the world. The result of this reunion is a compelling study of Canaletto’s mastery of the cityscape painting alongside his interest in capriccio scenes and theatrical scenography.
Familiarize yourself with the Venetian painter’s oeuvre with one of two marvelous volumes available on Musebooks: Canaletto (€2.99 / $2.99) and Collected Works of Canaletto (€9.95 / $9.95), both of which offer unique yet comprehensive surveys of the artist’s nuanced career.