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Canaletto was an Italian artist born in Venice. Early in his life, he moved to Rome to work as a theater scenery painter under the mentoring of his father. This job was distantly related to art. But it was not until he met the work of the architect and artist Giovanni Paolo Panini that he fell in love with painting and decided to be a career artist.
He studied a few years but quickly surpassed his master and produced some of the essential pieces of the history of art, and became one of the most famous painters of his time.
He would often portray cities and scapes on a large scale, adding an impressive amount of details. Early in his career, he would paint solely from nature, but later he would start the sketches en plan air and finish them in the studio. Completing the jobs without observation would mean that later pieces would blend reality and imagination, and several fine details from it wouldn’t be real.
Rialto Bridge from the South is one of the twelve works of a series painted by Canaletto. Even though he preferred to work on large canvases, these works are all small and roughly follow the same layout and size. He produced these works in beaten copper sheets, which provided a much different result with colors and texture. This one measures 68.5 x 92 cm. The series records the area of the Grand Canal in Rialto Bridge from roughly the same spot or similar views. Rialto is one of the main areas in the middle of the natural formation that structures Venice archipelago. The bridge we see in the picture was for years the only form of crossing the grand canal (and for an extended period it was no more than a wooden bridge).
Canaletto would often open the perspective. If we observe the bridge from precise the same spot, fewer buildings would be visible, and even the view from the deck would be partially blocked. By opening the perspective, Canaletto creates an impression of a large wide canal, where we can see the buildings on the margins with detail and the bridge entirely.
Canaletto uses the traditional soft color palette, using natural tones and low contrast. Unlike he did in paintings like Return of the Bucintoro on Ascension Day and The Basin of San Marco on Ascension Day 1732, in this one, most of the buildings and the river are covered by shadows.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Rialto Bridge from the South, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Rialto Bridge from the South 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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