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Venice in the Age of Canaletto

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Venice in the Age of Canaletto
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"Canaletto's landscapes are arguably, even today, the most familiar artistic products of eighteenth-century Venice For those with the requisite means, no visit to the city would be considered complete without the purchase of at least one of the artist's views, which captured the city's topography and urban activity with apparent verisimilitude. ... View painting, not a favored genre during the preceding several centuries, gained considerable popularity in the 1700s. Its ascendency corresponded directly to increased foreign travel and in particular to the aristocratic Englishmen who, having embarked on the Grand Tour - an itinerary which necessarily included Venice - sought mementos of their travels. ... However, for all Canaletto's popularity and his ability to capture the fabric of Venice at its most appealing and evocative, his work is curiously devoid of the rich coloring, sensuality, and exuberance of most Venetian art of the period. To help elucidate the complicated forces that shaped Canaletto and the city of Venice during his age, this catalogue offers a range of essays."--preface.
Title: Venice in the age of Canaletto
Publisher: [Memphis, Tenn.] : Memphis Brooks Museum of Art ; New York : Distributed worldwide by Prestel, c2009
Characteristics: 170 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), maps ;,31 cm
Statement of Responsibility: [editors, Alexandra Libby, Marina Pacini, and Stanton Thomas]
Notes: Catalog of the exhibition held at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Oct. 8, 2009-Jan. 10, 2010; and at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Feb. 14-May 9, 2010
Contents: Artists: Bernardo Bellotto
Giuseppe Briati
Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)
Luca Carlevaris
Factory of Geminiano Cozzi
Giovanni Giuliani
Francesco Guardi
Pietro Longhi
Domenico Maggiotto
Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini
Style of Michelangelo Pergolesi
Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
Follower of Marco Ricci
Sebastiano Ricci
Giambattista Tiepolo
Venetian workshop
Vezzi Factory
Antonio Visentini
Canaletto: a brief biography / Alexandra Libby
George Proctor: merchant, then gentleman, and the English taste for Canaletto / Stanton Thomas
An armchair on the Grand Canal: the Prospectus Magni Canalis Venetiarum of 1735 / Eugene J. Johnson and Leslie N. Johnson
Private images for public spaces: religious art in eighteenth-century Venice / William Barcham
Ludovico Ughi map
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Summary: "Canaletto's landscapes are arguably, even today, the most familiar artistic products of eighteenth-century Venice For those with the requisite means, no visit to the city would be considered complete without the purchase of at least one of the artist's views, which captured the city's topography and urban activity with apparent verisimilitude. ... View painting, not a favored genre during the preceding several centuries, gained considerable popularity in the 1700s. Its ascendency corresponded directly to increased foreign travel and in particular to the aristocratic Englishmen who, having embarked on the Grand Tour - an itinerary which necessarily included Venice - sought mementos of their travels. ... However, for all Canaletto's popularity and his ability to capture the fabric of Venice at its most appealing and evocative, his work is curiously devoid of the rich coloring, sensuality, and exuberance of most Venetian art of the period. To help elucidate the complicated forces that shaped Canaletto and the city of Venice during his age, this catalogue offers a range of essays."--preface.
ISBN: 3791380001
9783791380001
Branch Call Number: 759.5 C21v 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-168)
Subject Headings: Venice (Italy) In art Exhibitions Landscape painting, Italian 18th century Exhibitions Landscape painting Italy Venice 18th century Exhibitions Venice (Italy) Civilization 18th century Exhibitions Art, Italian Italy Venice 18th century Exhibitions Canaletto, 1697-1768 Exhibitions
Topical Term: Landscape painting, Italian
Landscape painting
Art, Italian
LCCN: 2009929824
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