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Giovanni Antonio Canal, one of the most prominent Italian city scapers and painters, was born in Venice, where he throve and made most of his career. However, his initial contact with art was in Rome. At an early age, he moved there alongside his father and his brother. The three of them worked as theater scenery painters. Canaletto had the opportunity to start painting there, but soon he came back to Venice, where he began to follow and admire the architect and artist Giovanni Paolo Pannini. This fascination had input in his pieces forever. Most of Canaletto’s works focus on the architecture and draw buildings and scapes to greater detail.
He started his journey towards becoming a relevant painter, and it was under the mastership of Luca Carlevarijs that he commercialized his first production of work. Carlevarijs’ art traders met Canaletto through his studio, but soon they started showing much more interest in the pieces produced by the apprentice.
Canaletto rose up to the task and became one of the greatest painters of all time.
Many of his pieces show Venetian ports, quays, and some famous buildings and squares. They are often populated with plenty of people living their daily lives. Canaletto brings experience and atmosphere into these paintings.
Comparing to the rest of his body of work, Padua is a brilliant unique piece. A quaint small wooden bridge and some trees lead into a pasture. There are few people and a dog walking by. The scene resembles a calm, ordinary day. In the background, a line of constructions can be seen. Sparse houses occupy what seems to be the small center of a small city. The viewer can see a tower right in the middle of the painting.
A large, voluminous river divides the foreground and the background of the scene. There is a small vessel traveling through the river. On the left-hand side, the painter connects both sides of the river with a long bridge.
The basis of the color palette of this painting is earthy and neutral. The blue sky contrasts with the warm tones of green, orange, and brown used on the scape and river. Delicate sunlight shines into the houses on the background and some parts of the river and foreground, contrasting with the darkness of the shaded parts of the pasture.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Padua, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Padua 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.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
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.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.