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One of the most acclaimed sightseeing places of Venice, Bacino di San Marco is the area of the Venetian Lagoon that faces several important buildings like the Doge’s Palace and the San Marco cathedral. Canaletto portrayed these unique buildings throughout his whole life and managed to create a distinctive body of work of the Venetian architecture.
The young artist started his career working as an assistant to his father, who was a theater scenery painter. His father, Bernardo Canal, also a prominent painter, had a significant influence in his style and took him and his brother at a young age to work along his side in Rome. A few years later, Canaletto and his brother moved back to Venice, where he started following the work of the architect and painter Giovanni Paolo Pannini. Pannini’s work had considerable input in the development of Canaletto as an artist, and his early pieces show his fascination for architecture and cityscapes.
Soon after moving back to Venice, he managed to get Luca Carlevarijs to mentor him. Luca Carlevarijs was one of his father’s icons, and to work under his mentorship was a genuine opportunity in Canaletto’s life.
The artwork The Molo from the Bacino di San Marco, Venice is one of Canaletto’s classical paintings and shows the architecture background that Canaletto developed from being mentored by Luca Carlevarijs. It shows a view from the Bacino from the perspective of a viewer that arrives on a boat on one of the most popular touristic places in Europe. The viewer sees the most famous buildings and the large port with the two mighty welcoming columns that are one of the sightseeing landmarks of the city until nowadays.
The quays are busy with heavy traffic of boats and gondolas that are filled with passengers and sailors. In the background, we can see more of the famous buildings that are part of the architecture of the city until the present day.
Canaletto often uses this soft color palette with low contrast, showing immense attention to detail in each of the buildings, even those drawn far from the center of the painting. Each of the constructions is elaborated with windows and friezes.
The faded tones of blue in the sky and sea create an exciting counterpoint with the beige and earthy tones of the line of buildings.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Molo from the Bacino di San Marco, Venice, 1747-50, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Molo from the Bacino di San Marco, Venice, 1747-50 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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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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