(Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto
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Giovanni Antonio Canal (Venice, Republic of Venice, October 28, 1697 – April 19, 1768, Venice), better known as Canaletto, was a Venetian artist famous for his landscapes, or vedute, of Venice. He was also an important printmaker in etching.

He was a son of the painter Bernardo Canal, hence his mononym Canaletto ("little Canal"). His nephew and pupil Bernardo Bellotto was also an accomplished landscape painter, with a similar painting style, and sometimes used the name "Canaletto" to advance his own career, particularly in countries—Germany and Poland—where his uncle was not active.

Canaletto was born in Venice on October 28, 1697, to Bernardo Canal and Artemisia Barbieri, and served his apprenticeship with his father and his brother. He began in his father's occupation, that of a theatrical scene painter. Canaletto was inspired by the Roman vedutista Giovanni Paolo Pannini, and started painting the daily life of the city and its people.

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Grand Canal: Looking Northeast from near the Palazzo... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Grand Canal: Looking Northeast from near the Palazzo...
Basin of San Marco - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Basin of San Marco
The Pantheon - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
The Pantheon
The Thames and the City of London from the Terrace... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
The Thames and the City of London from the Terrace...
Dresden from the right bank of the Elbe below the Augustus... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Dresden from the right bank of the Elbe below the Augustus...
Rome The Arch Of Constantine - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Rome The Arch Of Constantine
The Grand Canal - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
The Grand Canal
The Library and the Piazzetta, Venice - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
The Library and the Piazzetta, Venice
The Thames on Lord Mayor's Day, c.1747 (detail) - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
The Thames on Lord Mayor's Day, c.1747 (detail)
Perspective View with Portico (detail) - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Perspective View with Portico (detail)
S. Francesco Della Vigna: Church And Campo - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
S. Francesco Della Vigna: Church And Campo
Padua - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Padua

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