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Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Author: Lucy Whitaker,Rosie Razzall
Publisher: Royal Collection Trust
ISBN: 9781909741409
Category: Art
Page: 320
View: 1942
Canaletto (1697-1768) was the archetypical Venetian painter and printmaker. His superlative cityscapes record views of the ancient monuments and famous modern buildings of European cities that are now familiar and beloved throughout the world--none more so than the works depicting his native Venice. His lively, yet elegant paintings and prints were enthusiastically collected by foreign patrons, among them Joseph Smith, the British consul to Venice, who later sold his large collection to King George III. As a result, the Royal Collection now holds the largest and finest collection of Canaletto's works in existence. Canaletto and the Art of Venice is the first book to showcase in full this rich collection of eighteenth-century Venetian art held by the Royal Collection. It explores paintings, prints, and drawings by Canaletto, as well as many of his contemporaries, including Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Antonio Visentini, Francesco Zuccarelli, and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. Lavishly illustrated, the book presents these works against the background of the social and artistic networks of the period, looking at the links between art and theater in Venice, as well as the role of the city as a center for printmaking and book production. Brilliantly alive with light, Canaletto's paintings and prints recreate with remarkable clarity times past, and appreciation for his work continues to expand and grow. Canaletto and the Art of Venice provides welcome insight into both the artist and the broader veduta genre of urban landscape painting.

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The Glory of Venice

Art in the Eighteenth Century
Author: Jane Martineau,Andrew Robison,Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain),National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300061862
Category: Art
Page: 528
View: 9794
This text examines the whole range of the arts in Venice during the 18th century. It includes paintings, pastels and gouaches, drawings, watercolours, prints, sculpture, furniture and other decorative arts together with essays considering major aspects of the art of the period.

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Canaletto and His Rivals
Author: Charles Beddington
Publisher: National Gallery Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781857094183
Category: Art
Page: 192
View: 9301
Issued in connection with an exhibition held Oct. 13, 2010-Jan. 16, 2011, National Gallery, London, and Feb. 20-May 30, 2011, National Gallery of Art, Washington.

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Eyewitness Views

Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe
Author: Peter Björn Kerber
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 1606065254
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 4037
Canaletto, Bernardo Bellotto, Luca Carlevarijs, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Francesco Guardi, Hubert Robert—these renowned view painters are perhaps most famous for their expansive canvases depicting the ruins of Rome or the canals of Venice. Many of their most splendid paintings, however, feature important contemporary events. These occasions motivated some of the greatest artists of the era to produce their most exceptional work. Little explored by scholars, these paintings stand out by virtue of their extraordinary artistic quality, vibrant atmosphere, and historical interest. They are imbued with a sense of occasion, even drama, and were often commissioned by or for rulers, princes, and ambassadors as records of significant events in which they participated. Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, this volume provides the first-ever comprehensive study—in any language—of this type of view painting. In examining these paintings alongside the historical events depicted in them, Peter Björn Kerber carefully reconstructs the meaning and context these paintings possessed for the artists who produced them and the patrons who commissioned them, as well as for their contemporary viewers. This vital book represents a major contribution to the field of view painting studies and will be an essential resource for scholars and enthusiasts.

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Venice Observed

Author: Mary McCarthy
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480441236
Category: History
Page: 158
View: 925
Mary McCarthy takes readers on a captivating journey to one of the world’s most beloved cities Mary McCarthy brings her novelist’s unerring eye to a book that blends art, politics, religion, music, and history to create a living portrait of “the world’s loveliest city.” Like a painter capturing the city’s essence on canvas, McCarthy uses words to create stunning visuals that bring both the old and new Venice to enchanting life. From her apartment overlooking the garden of a palazzo, McCarthy takes us into the museums and monasteries of this city of canals and gondolas, Machiavelli and Tintoretto. And she reveals some little-known facts: Venetians love pets, but prefer cats to dogs; during World War II, the Allies captured the city with a fleet of gondolas; and without Napoleon, Venice wouldn’t be what it is today. From the ancient roots of The Merchant of Venice’s pound of flesh to the quotidian details of daily life, it’s all here—the magnificent frescoes, the sublime music of Mozart, the virgins, and the saints. At once a comprehensive travelogue and a powerful piece of reportage, Venice Observed is a testimony of McCarthy’s love affair with the City of Canals. This ebook features superb color reproductions of the works of Giorgione, Veronese, Titian, Canaletto, Guardo, Bellini, and Tiepolo, and an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy including rare images from the author’s estate.

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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
View: 5157
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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Flooding and Environmental Challenges for Venice and Its Lagoon

State of Knowledge
Author: C. A. Fletcher,T. Spencer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521840460
Category: Nature
Page: 691
View: 9328
A technical volume exploring the prospects for decreasing the level of flooding in and around Venice.

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from Canaletto and Turner to Monet
Author: Martin Schwander,Fondation Beyeler
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
Category: Art
Page: 222
View: 1009
Edited by Martin Schwander. Text by Alan Chong, Anne Distel, Gottfried Boehm.

Drawing in Venice

Titian to Canaletto
Author: Catherine Whistler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781854442994
Page: 256
View: 6897
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 1697-1768

Author: Anna Kowalczyk Bozena
Publisher: Silvana Editoriale
ISBN: 9788836639328
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 6885
No-one captures the allure and charm of Venice better than Canaletto This volume presents a substantial overview of the life and works of the great Venetian painter. More than 70 works by Canaletto, including paintings and drawings from both public and private collections, are brought together to demonstrate the breadth of the artist's creative capacity. Also included is a rare collection of documents concerning Canaletto's artistic adventures, as well as a series of prints that served as inspiration while crafting his iconic city views. Together, these materials illuminate both the public genius and private personality and life of the Venetian master. Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697-1768), known as Canaletto, began his career as a scene painter for the theaters of Venice. The artist is best known for his ability to capture encompassing views of the Venetian cityscape in paint, works that were frequently sold to European aristocrats on the Grand Tour. These early paintings often subtly blur the boundary between the real and imaginary, as the artist masterfully repositioned buildings and warped viewpoints to achieve the most holistic presentation of his subject. Although Canaletto is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 18th century today, his life was mired in controversy as he struggled with his public perception, fighting to be accepted by the Venetian Academy of Fine Arts before dying in poverty.

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An Artist in Venice

Author: Adam Van Doren
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 1567924549
Category: Art
Page: 123
View: 3710
The city of Venice has always provided an almost irresistable lure for both writers and artists. Henry James love it, as did Ruskin, Browning, Pound, and Brodsky. Filled with wit and insight, this book provides a tour of Venice from an artist's perspective.

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His Life
Author: Sheila Hale
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062218131
Category: Art
Page: 864
View: 3840
The first definitive biography of the master painter in more than a century, Titian: His Life is being hailed as a "landmark achievement" for critically acclaimed author Sheila Hale (Publishers Weekly). Brilliant in its interpretation of the 16th-century master's paintings, this monumental biography of Titian draws on contemporary accounts and recent art historical research and scholarship, some of it previously unpublished, providing an unparalleled portrait of the artist, as well as a fascinating rendering of Venice as a center of culture, commerce, and power. Sheila Hale's Titian is destined to be this century's authoritative text on the life of greatest painter of the Italian High Renaissance.

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Art and Music in Venice

From the Renaissance to the Baroque
Author: Hilliard T. Goldfarb
Publisher: Editions Hazan, Paris
ISBN: 9780300197921
Category: Art
Page: 240
View: 6265
Artistic and musical creativity thrived in the Venetian Republic between the early 16th century and the close of the 18th century. The city-state was known for its superb operas and splendid balls, and the acoustics of the architecture led to complex polyphony in musical composition. Accordingly, notable composers, including Antonio Vivaldi and Adrian Willaert, developed styles that were distinct from those of other Italian cultures. The Venetian music scene, in turn, influenced visual artists, inspiring paintings by artists such as Jacopo Bassano, Canaletto, Francesco Guardi, Pietro Longhi, Bernardo Strozzi, Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo, Tintoretto, and Titian. Together, art and music served larger aims, whether social, ceremonial, or even political. Lavishly illustrated, Art and Music in Venice brings Venice's golden age to life through stunning images of paintings, drawings, prints, manuscripts, textbooks, illuminated choir books, musical scores and instruments, and period costumes. New scholarship into these objects by a team of distinguished experts gives a fresh perspective on the cultural life and creative output of the era.

Bellotto and Canaletto

Wonder and Light
Author: Bosena Anna Kowalczyk
Publisher: Silvana Editoriale
ISBN: 9788836635566
Page: 304
View: 5219
This book reveals the extraordinary artistic relationship between Canaletto (Venice 1697?1768) and Bernardo Bellotto (Venice 1722?Warsaw 1780): from the speed with which the exceptional young nephew learned from the teachings of his uncle ? leading him to become his alter ego in works for English collectors ? to the end of their direct relationship, with Canaletto in London and Bellotto in European capitals such as Dresden and Warsaw. Particular attention is paid to the interests developed by Bellotto on his travels: his rigorous perspectives and precise rendering of architecture, landscapes and portraiture, modern themes that differentiate him significantly from his uncle, who clung to the more splendid and idealised eighteenth century. The recent rediscovery of the inventory of goods from Bellotto's house in Dresden finally offers a key to understanding the culture and personality of an artist who was one of the eighteenth-century?s most restless and free. 0Exhibition: Galleria d'Italia, Milan, Italy (25.11.16 - 03.03.2017).

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Venice and Drawing, C. 1500-1800

Author: Catherine Whistler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300187731
Category: Drawing
Page: 380
View: 3753
An impressive overview of drawing in Venice, from the time of Titian and Tintoretto to that of Canaletto and Tiepolo From the time of Titian and Tintoretto to that of Canaletto and Tiepolo, drawing was an important part of artistic practice and was highly valued in Venice. This exciting new study overturns traditional views on the significance of drawing in Venice, as an art and an act, from the Renaissance to the age of the Grand Tour. Gathering together the separate strands of theory, artistic practice, and collecting, Catherine Whistler highlights the interactions and tensions between a developing literary discourse and the practices of making and collecting graphic art. Her analysis challenges the conventional definition of Venetian art purely in terms of color, demonstrating that 16th-century Venetian artists and writers had a highly developed sense of the role and importance of disegno and drawing in art. The book's generous illustrations support these striking arguments, as well as conveying the great variety, interest, and beauty of the drawings themselves.

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Charles II

Art and Power
Author: Rufus Bird,Olivia Fryman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781909741447
Category: Art
Page: 496
View: 7961
The Restoration era of the British monarchy covers the reigns of Charles II (1660-85) and James II (1685-8). This publication focuses on the art and culture of the Restoration court at this time, including the development of an 'English baroque' and the use of court ritual and art (especially decorative art) by both monarchs. 0This sumptuously illustrated book showcases the replacement crown jewels made for the coronation of Charles II in 1661, his collection of Italian Old Master paintings, drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and the spectacular furnishings of the palaces of Whitehall and St James's. 00Exhibition: Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, United Kingdom (08.12.2017-13.05.2018).

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Bernardo Bellotto and the Capitals of Europe

Author: Bernardo Bellotto,Edgar Peters Bowron,Irina Artemʹeva,Museo Correr,Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300091818
Category: Art
Page: 280
View: 2235
Bernardo Bellotto is considered to be one of the greatest topographical and landscape painters of the eighteenth century. Trained as a painter of cityscapes, he produced vivid and memorable images of many of the greatest cities of Europe, including Venice, Florence, Rome, Dresden, Munich, Vienna, and Warsaw. He also ventured successfully into genre, portraiture, allegory, and history painting. This beautiful book, written by leading specialists on Bellotto, examines his career and artistic development, places his work in the context of the political needs of central European monarchs, and presents a selection of his major paintings from each of his principal periods and genres. Bellotto began as a painter of conventional views of Venice in the manner of his more famous uncle, Canaletto. However, his quest for new subject matter led him to visit half a dozen cities in northern and central Italy in the early 1740s, and at twenty-five he left Italy for northern Europe, where he spent the rest of his life working for royal and aristocratic patrons. In Dresden he was engaged in the service of Augustus III, where he created many glorious canvases and was awarded the title of Court Painter. He then moved to Vienna and recorded its attractions for Empress Maria Theresa. He ended his career as Court Painter in Warsaw, and his detailed paintings of the city played an important role in its reconstruction after the Second World War. The book demonstrates that in each of the places Bellotto lived, he was able to capture the particular light and life with sensitivity and imagination.

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Leonardo Drawings

Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136299
Category: Art
Page: 64
View: 8653
A representative selection of Leonardo's various achievements: drawings of plants, landscapes, human face and figure, and more, as well as studies for The Last Supper and more. 60 illustrations.

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Nature & Culture

The Art of Joel Babb
Author: Carl Little
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781611684308
Category: Art
Page: 128
View: 637
A breathtaking look at the realist world of Joel Babb

Venice for Pleasure

Author: J. G. Links
Publisher: Bishop Museum Press
ISBN: 9781873429273
Page: 272
View: 5665
Possibly the most famous, and certainly the best-loved guide ever written on Venice. Now in its 6th fully revised edition, with extensive color, this guides simple object is to guide the reader to places he might otherwise miss and, having reached them, tell him what he might wish to know and then leave him, preferably at a cafe, to admire and enjoy. Over 110,000 copies sold. This magic book...not only the best guide-book to that city ever written, but the best guide-book to any city ever written.