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Canaletto was one of the most important painters of his time and the most fundamental Venetian city scaper. His career was traced from the moment he moved to Rome alongside his father and brother to be a theater scenery painter. There, the young painter received the basic formation in arts. Although it was when he returned to Venice that he started his formal education in painting under the master Luca Carlevarijs. It was not long before Canaletto’s paintings surpassed his master’s, and soon he became a much more admired artist and painter.
Canaletto became quite famous within his lifetime, so commissions were coming from all over Europe. During this time, he produced an inestimable number of similar views of Venice’s most famous landmarks.
Even though Canaletto would repeat his choice of vantage point, again and again, each of his pieces is unique and has a particular detail of architecture that only a master like him would be able to capture.
In this viewpoint, for example, the observer can see the Grand Canal from the perspective of a gondola that is just entering the town. While most paintings will portray the entrance of the city, the large pillars, and the Doge’s Palace, this one focuses on a different view. The large building with a majestic dome to the left is the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, one of the most famous landmarks of the town.
Canaletto’s paintings are often populated by these small vessels and gondolas, where it’s possible to see in smallest details the daily interactions between the people. The details extend to the windows, friezes, and rooftops of the quaint buildings of Venice.
It is no accident that Canaletto became famous all across Europe, all the way up to the British isles. Plenty of English men would desire one of his characteristics portrayals of this astonishing city.
Canaletto often uses a very soft and delicate palette. We look at The Grand Canal at the Salute Church 2 at the peak of the sunlight, so low contrast and not many shadows are to be seen. The blue sky indicates marvelous weather that casts a soft golden light on the East facing side of the buildings. The water reflects some of the buildings, creating a vivid and realistic atmosphere.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Grand Canal at the Salute Church 2, 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 at the Salute Church 2 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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