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CANALETTO (1697 - 1768), Painter, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CANALETTO (1697 - 1768), Painter, engraver

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 18 October 1697, in Venice; died 20 April 1768, in Venice.

Painter, engraver. Landscapes with figures, architectural views.

Antonio Canal ('Canaletto') was the son of Bernardo Canal, a theatrical scene-painter, who taught him the art of perspective. He was also doubtless familiar with Luca Carlevaris, a painter of light-filled views of Venice based on strict mathematical perspective. Carlevaris' work anticipates

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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