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Read about Serenissima, the great and important Republic of Venice, that lasted more than a millenium.
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Here a short schedule about the most famous venetian's painters.
You'll also be able to find a links for a better knowledge of the artists.


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Hotel Giorgione
SS. Apostoli, 4587
30131 Venice, Italy
Ph. +39.041.5225810
Fax +39.041.5239092
info@hotelgiorgione.com

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THE MOST FAMOUS VENETIAN'S PAINTERS: CANALETTO
Giovanni Antonio Canal known as Canaletto Canaletto is certainly the most significant italian vedutista. He was born in Venice in 1697 where he died in 1768. During the early years of his career he worked with his father as a scenographer. When in 1719 he travelled to Rome he decided to abandon his theatrical activities in favor of landscape painting known as vedute. It is most probable that this decision was the result of Canaletto encounter with Marco Ricci's, Carlevarijs's and Van Wittel's works. In fact Van Wittel’s Italian tour marks the rise of realistic vedute. The Venetian milieu profited from his influence which displayed a taste for attention to particular and realistic details. Canaletto, prince of the Italian landscape painters has been greatly influenced by this conception. The setting of his paintings is clearly scenographic but still very much rigorous, as in the several views of the Venitian Gran Canal, some of wich are conserved in the Cini Foundation at the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and in the Academy Gallery’s Collections of Venice. Fundamental to be considered is Canaletto's relationship with his Maecenas and Consol, the Englishman Joseph Smith, who settled in Venice at the beginning of the XVIII Century. Between 1730 and 1745 the English consol acted as mediator for Canaletto's most important paintings, which include six vistas of the San Marco Piazza and Piazzetta, a series of views of the Grand Canal and some small paintings, all of which constitute quite a repertory available to his purchasers and estimators. Canaletto’s success is also due to the catalogue of Visentini's engravings published in 1735. Between 1746 and 1750, then again from 1751 to 1756 the painter lived in London where he was considered one of the finest interpreters of the most famous London views and of the English countryside. Many noteworthy works by Canaletto are on view in Venice, including some Caprices in the Cini Foundation Collection and in the Academia Gallery, and two most famous views of the Grand Canal conserved at the Ca' Rezzonico.
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