(b. 1665, Stockholm, d. 1745, Venezia)

View of the Giudecca Canal

Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm
Private collection

The most original paintings by the Swedish artist depict the Venetian lagoons enlivened by boats. The architecture is represented down to the smallest detail. He frequently used the 'camera obscura' like in the case of this painting.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 4 minutes):
Jacques Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act IV, Barcarolle