Monthly Archives: November 2017
By the beginning of the XVIII century, the once powerful Venice had lost the significance of the political center of the Mediterranean, turning into a kind of pilgrimage center. Rich travelers from all over Europe came here to admire the beauties of the city. And everyone dreamed of taking away a picture, drawing or engraving depicting any corner of a beautiful city. No wonder the landscape was most popular among other genres. Continue reading
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