Thursday, 14 October 2010

National Gallery: "Venice - Canaletto and his Rivals"

More places to paint!  This is where I'm going tomorrow - to Venice, via the National Gallery and their latest exhibition Venice - Canaletto and his Rivals
This exhibition presents the finest assembly of Venetian views since the much-celebrated display in Venice in 1967. It features works by Canaletto and all the major practitioners of the genre.

Remarkably, considering the dominant role of British patronage in this art form, 'Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals' is the first exhibition of its kind to be organised in the UK.

This landmark exhibition presents the finest assembly of Venetian views by Canaletto and his 18th-century rivals to be seen in a generation. Bringing together around 50 major loans from the public and private collections of the UK, Europe and North America, Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals highlights the extraordinary variety of Venetian view painting, juxtaposing masterpieces by Canaletto with key works by artists including Luca Carlevarijs, Michele Marieschi, Bernardo Bellotto and Francesco Guardi.
I'll be doing a review of the exhibition on Making A Mark and will insert a link here when I've done that.

Below is a video introduction to the exhibition

Venice - Caneletto and his Rivals 
National gallery Sainsbury Wing | 13 October – 16 January 2011
Admission charge

You can find out more about Canaletto on my resource site Canaletto - Resources for Art Lovers

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