A very large proportion of the scenes we have seen of C18th Venice were created by
Giovanni Antonio Canal, popularly known as Canaletto. He was born in 1697 in Venice, but resided in England for ten years of his life.2
Today in our Past Posts from 2018, you will not only meet Canaletto, but the man who purchased and amassed the greatest collection in existence of paintings and drawings by Canaletto, which he eventually donated to the Royal Collection Trust (UK). Check out the posts below to find out who he was.
You will also learn that, although Canaletto is known for his amazing scenes of daily life in Venice, Rome and London, he also created many works which were imaginary. He liked to move buildings and other structures around!