Exhibition On Screen: Canaletto & The Art Of Venice
“Perfect for those wanting an introduction to his work and life, based around a stunning public exhibition of his sketches, prints and paintings” ~ ★★★★ Daily Mirror
No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. This film offers an immersive journey into his remarkable life and art.
Based on the extraordinary group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, this film conveys unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences – Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.
Embark on your very own 21st century grand tour and visit the sites immortalised by Canaletto’s views – from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church Of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.
Produced by award-winning director Phil Grabsky who will be in attendance for a Q&A.
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Image: Canaletto, Venice: The Bacino di S. Marco On Ascension Day, c.1733–4. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017