Canaletto and the art of venice at the queens gallery buckingham palace directed by david bickerstaff exhibition on screen open its fifth season with canaletto the art of venice an immersive journey into the life and art of venices famous view painter. 5 december 2018 24 march 2019 beit wing this loan exhibition presented a selection of the finest eighteenth century venetian works from the uks royal collectionpaintings drawings and prints by canaletto are shown alongside groups of paintings and drawings by his contemporaries including sebastiano and marco ricci francesco zuccarelli and giovanni battista piazzetta. The royal collection contains the worlds finest group of paintings drawings and prints by venices most famous view painter canaletto 1697 1768 these works were bought by the young george iii in 1762 from canalettos agent and dealer joseph smith british consul in venice along with the rest of smiths huge collection. This well informed documentary takes a welcome turn on its grand tour of the life of the popular italian painter to focus on his remarkable agent joseph smith. Canaletto and the art of venice lucy whitaker rosie razzall on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 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
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