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Giovanni Antonio Canal was the son of a theater scenery painter, and, early in his life, his father introduced him to art by recruiting him to be his assistant. Even though the artist is known worldwide as a Venetian painter, and was also born in Venice, he started his career as a theater scenery painter in Rome. When he was a teenager, his father took him and his brother to work beside him.
It was around this time, and Canaletto met and got interested in the work of the architect Giovanni Paolo Pannini, also a prominent artist of his time. Because of his experience, his artistic work was heavily based on architectural scapes, and that is a characteristic that influenced Canaletto’s works forever. Many researchers and specialists consider his early work more relevant as it has a closer relationship with the city’s architecture.
In 1719, he came back to Venice and decided to become an artist. Luca Carlevarijs took him in as an apprentice and Canaletto throve, as his pieces followed the master’s delicacy and attention to detail. Luca Carlevarijs shared more than his knowledge with Canaletto, and soon his art dealers were requesting more fragments from the apprentice than from the master.
At the beginning of his career, Canaletto spent many years portraying the city of Venice. Many of his paintings show similar views of Venetian ports, boats, and the traditional gondolas framed by classical buildings that still distinguish the quaint city. It was later in his career that he explored different scapes and new points of view. In 1746 he moved to London and explored other different towns as a subject matter.
View of Dresden, the Frauenkirche shows a vast and empty street. The sunlight and the emptiness of the street suggest an early morning when not many people are roaming around. The first thing the observer will notice is a large building to the left, the focal point of the piece.
On the other side of the street, there are more modest buildings. The one-point perspective leads to a more prominent, busier road. The gorgeous piece is a beautiful representation of Dresden back in the day.
Real Oil Paints, Real Brushes, Real Artists, Real Art. The Certificate of Authenticity which arrives with every painting provides an assurance and verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased. Each oil painting is created by hand using only the finest canvas and oil paints available.
Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of View of Dresden, the Frauenkirche, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of View of Dresden, the Frauenkirche 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.