Giovanni Antonio Canaletto (1697–1768), who managed to combine documentary precision with a subtle sense of nature, became the true master of the Vedut.
He began to work as a painter in the workshop of a decorator, and in 1719 he went to Rome. Upon returning to his homeland, he began to work independently, and soon his fame spread beyond Venice. Canaletto began to portray significant events in the life of his hometown. So, in 1726, the reception of the French ambassador took place. Continue reading