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Giovanni Antonio Canal, also known as Canaletto, was one of the crucial city painters of Venice. The artist started his career working alongside his father as a theater scenery painter. After this initial contact with art, he started following the relevant work of the amazing architect and painter Giovanni Paolo Pannini. Soon he became one of his most prominent apprentices and stood out for his topographical paintings.
Canaletto's paintings stand out for its attentiveness to detail and realism regarding these city views. Commonly, he would portray the look of the city from an entrance or a port. Another relevant characteristic of his paintings is that he would often widen the aspect of the landscape to be able to portray more of the shore.
In this painting, we can see Venice's entrance. Several gondolas and vessels of several sizes and functions arrive at the city. The mass of water occupies nearly the entire painting, and the horizon line divides the picture right in the middle by the edge of the sea and the buildings on the shore.
We can identify some landmark buildings like Doge's Palace and the Cathedral of San Giorgio Maggiore. These iconic buildings set the painting in place and are drawn to the minuscule details. Even though they are not on the foreground, we can observe the architectonic style of the doors, windows, roofs, and also the dents on the walls.
The vessels are also incredibly intricate, making it possible to point out the particularities of each one. Canaletto would often populate his paintings with several people, bringing the atmosphere into his scapes. In Bacino di San Marco, we can see people on the boats. It's even possible to tell apart the sailors from the tourists from the gondoliers.
Near the edge of the water, the bulk of boats increases.
The color palette is often soft and realistic, recurring to earthy tones and natural shades. As Canaletto set this painting on a large quay and a bright sunny day, tones of teal, sapphire, and ocean blue prevail all over the art. Soft shades of white form a few clouds in the sky. The brown of the vessels and pastel colors on the buildings bring life to the painting and create a fantastic idea of the aspect of the Venetial shore in 1740.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Bacino di San Marco (St Mark's Basin) 1738-40, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Bacino di San Marco (St Mark's Basin) 1738-40 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.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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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.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
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.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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