Canaletto or the memory of Venice
A beautiful catalogue edited by Nerea of the Canaletto show in London and the rest of the landscape painters in Venice
The publishing house presents an extraordinary catalogue made in collaboration with the National Gallery in London in honor of the Canaletto exhibition and his reivals, which is on view until the 6th of January of 2011 in London and will later open in the National Gallery in Washington, from the 20th of February to the 30th of May.
The volume gathers the great variety of painters who, with Canaletto as the lead, represented the Venetian landscape, with its always variable light, its shows and ceremonies.
Although Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto, is the artist usually associated to the landscape images of Venice, view painting in eighteenth century Venice brought together a constelation of extraordinary artists, who captured both the famous shows of the Serenisima to the most hidden places in the city in their splendid canvases that are valued as one of the most outstandng accomplishments of the eighteenth century. Together with Canaletto, all the principle figures- Belloto, Carlevarijis, Guardi, Joli, Marieschi and Vanvitelli- are represented in this carefully produced edition, as well as other fascinating painters from the time, such as Cimaroli and Tironi. A brief biography on each of the painters introduces the works, grouped chronologially by artist. A must for all eighteenth century art lovers, specially of Canaletto, as well as for all those readers who wish to enjoy the National Gallery exhibition and the ever fascinating image of Venice.