The Grand Canal in Venice from Palazzo Flangini to Campo San Marcuola  1738

by Canaletto

Canaletto was at the peak of his powers when he created this view of the sun-drenched palaces lining the Grand Canal and reflected in its shimmering water. With precise brushwork, he also evoked the effects of soot and crumbling stucco disfiguring the facades. [br] Canaletto's highly finished treatment and silvery tonality stand in marked contrast to Francesco Guardi's m...
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