Canaletto paintings such as Grand Canal in Venice, Rialto Bridge, Bucintoro on Ascension Day, London Thames and Westminster Bridge in London plus various Canaletto sketches are well respected within the art world and have helped the artist to create an exceptional reputation during his era which has lasted up to the modern day.
Canaletto is best remembered for his work in Venice and London although there were several other key works produced in Dresden too.
Canalettoprints.com brings you the best from Canaletto's career with images listed below alongside useful information on the artist's life.
There are also links alongside each for those who are interested in buying Canaletto prints online with a wide selection available from recommended retailer, Art.com. You can also buy Canaletto paintings here.
Canaletto paintings consistently feature carefully selected city scenes which concentrate on a combination of the local architecture and the activities of common people going about their daily business.
The typically huge scale of canvas used by Canaletto in most of his paintings means incredible detail was included in most, particularly early in his career, and this makes seeing his original paintings, such as those held at the National Gallery in London, absolutely essential for anyone looking to truly understand the talents of this famous Italian painter.
The painting seen above is typical of Canaletto and reflects his Venetian upbringing which naturally led to it's architecture appearing in his work.
The obvious portraits to include in a Venetian painting would be gondalas and the charming architecture of the city and that is what Canaletto unashamedly chose to do in so many of his works such as Rialto Bridge, Bucintoro on Ascension Day, Molo and Piazzetta San Marco, Grand Canal Venice and Ducal Palace.