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The late Baroque painting called The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute is one of the masterpieces of the skilled painter known as Canaletto. The namesake of the painter came after his father, Bernardo Canal, meaning "little canal". Canaletto took after his father, who was a theater scenery painter. Alongside his brother, he moved to Rome quite early in his life to be mentored and guided by his father. That was the first experience of the artist with the craft. Soon he started following the work of the amazing architect and artisan Giovanni Paolo Pannini.
Around 1720, Canaletto started studying under the mentoring of Luca Carlevarijs, who was a famous city scaper of the time. He focused on his studies to the point that soon, he surpassed his master and became one of the most relevant Venetian painters of all time.
The Grand Canal forms one of the most relevant water-traffic lanes of the city, and famed historic buildings and churches surround it. Canaletto depicted the Grand Canal several times, from different points of view and diverse perspectives. His paintings are not only splendid, but they also work as a historical registration of the architecture of the city at the time.
In this painting, Canaletto portrays the Church Of The Salute as the main piece of the set. The Canal, as customary, is the center of the setting, occupying the central area of the painting on a one-point perspective layout. On the left-hand side, there is a row of smaller constructions that lead to the wide-opened courtyard of the Church. The Church of the Salute is a large building with two round majestic domes.
The craftsman would often paint Venice under the bright colors of a sunny day or the warm light of an afternoon. This painting is tinted with lively tones of blue for the sky, vivid warm colors for the front side of the buildings, and a deep shade of green for the water of the Canal. It's lively and colorful. The brightness and sharpness allow the viewer to look deeper into the tiny details of the architecture.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Grand Canal And The Church Of The Salute, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Grand Canal And The Church Of The Salute 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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