Canaletto & The Art of Venice

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Canaletto & The Art of Venice


Saturday Dec 02 01:00 PM
Saturday Dec 02 04:00 PM
Saturday Dec 02 07:30 PM
Sunday Dec 17 04:00 PM
Tuesday Dec 19 01:00 PM
Wednesday Dec 20 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


About the Film:

Directed by David Bickerstaff. UK. 2017. 85 min.

No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. Take an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous 18th-century view-painter, through this Exhibition on Screen production of the show that was a hit at the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace.

The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints in the show offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences—Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle—to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain. 

Cinema-goers will embark on a 21st-century Grand Tour, visiting the sites immortalized in Canaletto’s views—from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.

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