Canaletto and the Art of Venice
Canaletto, The Mouth of the Grand Canal looking West towards the Carita, c.1729-30, from a set of 12 paintings of the Grand Canal. Royal Collection Trust/(c) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017 During the early eighteenth century, after touring with his father painting theatrical scenery, Canaletto switched to painting sites popular with tourists.
Soon after he gained recognition both at home and internationally for his large-scale landscapes depicting the picturesque scenery of Venice and the everyday lives of its people.
Among the exhibition highlights is a series of six views of Venice, painted during the early part of the Canaletto’s career. Another separate series depicting scenes of the Venice Grand Canal transport the viewer on a near-complete journey across the Venetian waterway through Canaletto’s eyes: the people, their homes, places of work and local festivities are all celebrated.
Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1A 1AA
10:00 - 17:30
dult £11.00 Over 60/ Student (with valid ID) £10.00 Under 17/ Disabled £5.50 Under 5 Free
May 19 - November 12
This summer, the Queen’s gallery is exhibiting works by Venetian born painter Canaletto (1697 – 1768). “Canaletto and the Art of Venice” features works spanning the artist’s entire career.
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