Canaletto in Venice

Canaletto in Venice

Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as il Canaletto, returns in Venice at the Doge's Palace within the exhibition called "CANALETTO E VENEZIA" open until June 9, 2019.

The exhibition

The exposure starts from the early years of the 18th century. A great artistic season made up of excellence in several areas: painting, sculpture and decorative arts. This is a century of enormous vitality and intense changes: the language of art, the history of ideas and techniques, and social life. In these years, a new art form breaks the bonds with the rigor of Classicism and the overstatement of the Baroque epoch. Luca Carlevarijs establishes the Venetian landscape painting and Rosalba Carrera renews the art of portraiture. There are two other peers of this period: their works have the light as a protagonist, that obtains a main value in the scene. One of these is Giambattista Tiepolo: well-known for his aggressive brushstrokes in dynamic compositions, and the other one is Canaletto, famous for his landscape paintings. The exhibition continues with Pietro Longhi, the painting of historical scenes and the experimentation by Giambattista Piranesi who tests the engraving. This century is also celebrated for the splendor of the Serenissima Republic: the travel of its artists, the glass art of Murano, the Goldsmiths' skills and the manufacture of porcelain. The leads of the end of the century are Francesco Guardi and Giandomenico Tiepolo, Giambattista's son. In Guardi's views, the pictorial language, flickering and allusive, is far from the sunny certainties of Canaletto. It seems to evoke a crumbling Venice, populated by irreverent people, where everyone is free and equal. The exhibition ends with the emergence of Neoclassicism where Antonio Canova looms over all.

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Opening hours: From 8.30 am to 6.30 pm Full price ticket: € 13 Reduced price: € 11

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