This fine documentary is a study of one of the world’s greatest artists.

Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, we view a remarkable collection of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints by 18th Century artist Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, and his contemporaries.

Filmed at the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle this is the latest in the excellent series, Exhibition on Screen.

 

 

Joseph Smith was a British consul living in Venice. He became a major figure as a dealer and patron of art and literature, amassing the world’s finest collection of Canaletto’s view paintings. He sold his collection to King George the Third in 1762.

 

 

If you love Venice, and the art of painting, this film will take you to places you know (the photography almost makes you feel like you are there) and gives a marvellous insight into a great painter.

 

 

85 minutes

Showing at Windsor Theatre, Nedlands on Saturday 4 August and Sunday 5 August.

 

Watch the trailer…

 

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