CANALETTO
(b. 1697, Venezia, d. 1768, Venezia)

Piazza San Marco with the Basilica

c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 76 x 114,5 cm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

At the end of the 1720s Canaletto started to paint Venetian scenes flooded with sunlight, the details of the animated city were depicted with great care. The Piazza San Marco with the Basilica is an example.




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