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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Canaletto Originally Giovanni Antonio Canal. 1697-1768. Italian painter noted for his detailed and precisely proportioned views of Venice.

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  • Although Venice nurtured many first-rate artists, Canaletto is Venice.

    Waning Genius in Venice

  • The show's title aptly suggests that Giovanni Antonio Canal 1697-1768, generally known as Canaletto, was so important to our mental picture of La Serenissima—that magical floating city—as to make of his contemporaries simply rivals.

    The Venice of Our Dreams

  • "Canaletto: Views of the Canal Grande in Venice" shows veduta paintings of Venice by Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto (1697-1768), including two recently restored works.

    Time Off Europe Calendar

  • Antonio Canal, called Canaletto, was born in Venice in 1697, the son of

    A Wanderer in Venice

  • Antonio Canal, called Canaletto, incorrectly Canaletti, was born at

    The Old Masters and Their Pictures For the Use of Schools and Learners in Art

  • It was common for visitors to return with souvenirs and artwork, and few remembrances were more desirable than a painting by the Venetian landscape artist Giovanni Antonio Canal, who was called Canaletto to distinguish him from his father, who was also a scene painter.

    Memphis Flyer

  • Sumptuous views of La Serenissima by Giovanni Antonio Canal, aka Canaletto 1697-1768, as well as several of his contemporaries, including Michele Marieschi, Bernardo Bellotto and

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Giovanni Antonio Canal - aka Canaletto 'the little canal' - was the leading painter of views of Venice in the 18th century.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • By the final, colossal picture, "Canaletto" (1990), layers of paint have been laid upon and then stripped away from each other; yet the pure abstraction of the work doesn't diminish its ability to convey the surface sheen of water.

    Florence's Catalyst for Change

  • "Venice From Canaletto and Turner to Monet" exhibits 150 oil and watercolor paintings of Venice by artists such as Canaletto, Guardi, Turner, Whistler, Sargent, Manet, Renoir and Monet alongside photography of the city by Vera Lutter and David Claerbout.

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