CANALETTO AND THE ART OF VENICE
Canaletto & the Art of Venice is an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of the city than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.
“Impeccable production values, comprehensive, a plethora of historical detail and nicely shot” The Guardian
The film 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.
“Perfect for those wanting an introduction to his work and life, based around a stunning public exhibition” Daily Mirror
Viewers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalised 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. The film is an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.
Directed by David Bickerstaff
Produced by Phil Grabsky