Canaletto by Octave Uzanne

By Octave Uzanne

Annotation Giovanni Antonio Canal, often referred to as Canaletto (1697-1768) was once initiated to portray and point of view by means of his father who used to be himself a painter. Canaletto used to be identified for his vedute - large-scale work of cityscapes or perspectives. whereas artwork fans of his ti.

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When one leafs through these chapters that go on, one after the other, with a spicy kind of variety, one is astonished by the extent of the dramatist’s productivity and cannot help but admire his genius. They weren’t all excellent works, as much as they needed to be, perhaps because of their great quantity. Pure gold is rarely found anywhere without an alloy. And although Gozzi used a dialect other than Venetian, the style he used sometimes justified, because of its lack of elegance and lucidity, his sarcastic expression.

Luxury, around three o’clock, which would be eleven o’clock at night in France, twenty valets Aldo Crespi Collection, Milan. qxp 10/04/2008 4:02 PM Page 39 quarters, a detestable alimentation if there ever were one. A pile of silver plates came along with it. Each of us pounced on a piece, afterwards washed it down with a small cup of coffee and finally returned home at midnight for dinner, with a clear head and a hollow stomach”. That is what Venetians, whom the inhabitants of Florence describe as grossolani (uncouth), were like.

She sold her portraits for thirty zecchinos and Charles de Brosses offered her twenty-five gold louis for a Magdalene no larger than his hand and a mere copy of Correggio. Though we excessively praise her graceful manner and charming colours, on the other hand we tend to forget about her master, the noble Giovanni Antonio Lazzeri. Although the decline in painting was more noticeable than the glory of its zenith, the Venetian school, fallen into a period when the masters were considered to be frivolous and friendly, still counted some outstanding names.

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