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Canaletto, born in Venice, was the son of the painter Bernardo Canal. His mononym Canaletto means little Canal and refers to his father’s name. He was the apprentice of his father alongside his brother, and they worked painting sceneries for theater. Due to this experience, Canaletto had extensive contact with art. Still, it was when he returned to Venice around 1719 that he dedicated adequately to producing paintings and artworks. He had great admiration for the architect and painter Giovanni Paolo Panini and followed his steps. Soon, he surpassed his master and became even more relevant than Panini, becoming one of the most significant painters of cityscapes of Venice to this date.
It is unclear what year this piece was produced, but it was between the years of 1730 and 1734. The famous Piazza di San Marco is the protagonist of the piece. The artwork is built in a one-point perspective, with the focal point pointing straight into the center of this magnificent building. It was often said that this area was not only the most relevant in the city but its very soul. Palazzo Ducale is the main point in the background. Its architecture is rather exciting and unique. We can see several domes and arches that frame the front doors, and the building is ornamented with a deep and intricate architecture. On the right-hand side, there is a tall tower. This tower is so significant that it is visible in other paintings that portray the other side of this Piazza. If we walk straight ahead of this building, there is the large quay that is the main entrance to Venice from the Adriatic Sea, and Canaletto painted several relevant views of this place in other paintings.
In this painting, the artist makes a significant effort in representing the place as it was, and be as close as possible to the landmarks and the building details. We can see some people spread around, casually going on with their days.
A unique atmosphere is present in this painting. While most of his pieces represent bright sunny days, in this one, we can observe the imminent arrival of a storm. Behind the buildings, far in the horizon line, there is the sea. Near the line, the colors of the sky darken and form a dark mass of clouds. They contrast with the bright sky that permeates the right-hand side of the painting, showing the path that the storm is about to roam.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Piazza San Marco With The Basilica, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Piazza San Marco With The Basilica 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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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,
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meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
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