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Canaletto was one of the most relevant city paintings of the city of Venice. Even though he was born in Venice, and almost of his related work was produced there, he moved to Rome during his early career. There, he had his initial contact with art, being the assistant to his father alongside his brother. They were theater scenery painters. Canaletto was then fascinated by the work of the painter and architect Giovanni Paolo Pannini and managed to become his apprentice. It didn’t take long till the apprentice surpassed the master, and Canaletto became then famed and recognized. He spent the remainder of his days producing cityscapes. His paintings are unique and coveted for their depth of detail and perfect atmosphere.
This painting stands out among his impressive body of work. Not only it has an odd layout, but also the color palette in it is much warmer and more embracing. We can see the side of the famous Doge’s palace and the wharf platform in front of it. Many people are gathered around to welcome the French Ambassador Jacques Vincent Languet, Count of Gergy.
This one-point perspective has a focal point dislocated to the left-hand side so that we can see the entire front of the buildings located on the right-hand side. Canaletto focuses on tiny details of the architecture and populates the painting with a crowd of people. The vessels about to arrive at the quays are classy and elegant, ornamented with golden and red details, displaying the importance of their occupants. On the back, a few more boats are docked, but this painting doesn’t show the usual chaotic traffic of vessels coming and going.
Many people have dressed alike, possibly a formal gown for the occasion. Other people have gathered around as spectators for the arrival of the Ambassador.
From under the Doge’s palace, a gondola arrives with one single gondolier rowing towards the quay.
This painting has warm light shining onto the quay, and the sky darkens towards the right-hand side. The yellow tones on the buildings and the shadows on the back suggest that the event would be occurring on a delightful end of the afternoon.
Canaletto works the brush beautifully across the sky. The horizon shows nuances of the time of the day.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Arrival of the French Ambassador in Venice 1740s, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Arrival of the French Ambassador in Venice 1740s that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
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You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
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