Vista with portico, Antonio Canal (Canaletto), 1765

Vista with portico, Antonio Canal (Canaletto), 1765
Vista with portico, Antonio Canal (Canaletto), 1765 - 1

  • Posted by Antonio Canaletto
  • Museum: Loggia in Venice
  • Year: 1765

Overview of the painting :

The prospect with the portico is Antonio Canal (Canaletto). 1765. Oil on canvas. 1Z1x9Z

   During his stay in Rome in the 1719-1720s, Canaletto created the scenery for the operas of Domenico Scarlatti. It is also known that it was here that he was captivated by the art of Dutch vealists (painters who specialized in city species) and bambochanti (as they called masters from different countries who worked in Rome and wrote city street scenes). Bambochanti, unlike the Dutch genre players, was never allowed ridicule and sarcasm in their compositions. From their art, Canaletto learned the lessons of working in a free, sketchy manner, as well as the exact transfer of perspective.

   This later work of the artist with a Venetian portico overlooking the charming courtyard, with precisely prescribed details and magical lighting, served as a good example, a training tool in the field of perspective, but was originally performed as the qualification work of Canaletto himself and was intended to occupy the position of professor at the Academy of Painting and Sculpture.

   Her copy of the brush of the Russian painter F. is widely known. Alekseeva – “Inner view of the courtyard with the garden. Loggia in Venice ”(1775), which was called the Russian Canaletto.