The Doge Visiting the Church and Scuola di San Rocco
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: National Gallery, London, UK
Dimensions: 14.7 x 199.4
Prevailing color of this fine art print is brown and its shape is landscape. Original size is 14.7 x 199.4. This art piece is located in National Gallery, London, UK. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Canaletto (1697-1681)
was born in Venice. He, along with his brother, learned painting from his father. He started as a painter of theatrical backdrops. In his free time, he painted everyday urban life. When he left his father’s workshop, he went to Rome for inspiration. There, he perfected his fondness for painting architectural elements. This can be seen in the detailed Baroque
paintings of Venice
, where he captured Venice in the period of its greatest beauty and glory. Thanks to the merchant Joseph Smith, Canaletto’s paintings were sold even in England. However, in 1740, the war disrupted the market and a the flurry of British tourists traveling to Venice decreased. This prompted Canaletto to travel to London to keep his clientele. However, English critics described his work as repetitive, and he was labelled a fraud. He did not manage to fix his and so he returned to Venice, where he became a member of the Academy of Arts and painted until his death in 1768.