Seen from the Bacino di San Marco in Venice, Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)
Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)
Seen from the Bacino di San Marco in Venice
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Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)

Seen from the Bacino di San Marco in Venice, 1730 – 1740


Dimensions
78.6 x 98.8 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
851
Acquisition
Acquired in 1833
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Work

With his light-flooded vedute, Canaletto decisively shaped the image of his native city, Venice. This picture shows the expanse of water in front of the Doge’s Palace and the mouth of the Grand Canal. The viewer’s gaze moves across the water, with its gondolas and larger vessels, to the distinctive urban silhouette in the middle distance, dominated by the dome of Santa Maria della Salute on the left and the campanile of St Mark’s on the right. The unusual oval format reinforces the impression of looking through a window at a magnificent theatrical landscape.

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  • KunstIStück – Canaletto: Ansicht des Bacino di San Marco in Venedig
    KunstIStück – Canaletto: Ansicht des Bacino di San Marco in Venedig, 1730–1740, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/ansicht-des-bacino-di-san-marco-in-venedig#yt
  • ASK AN ARTWORK – Fragen an die Kunst, Antworten aus dem Home Office: Canaletto #StaydelAtHome
    Canalettos Venedig-Ansichten sind so schön wie alte Postkarten. Dabei verstecken sich hier Geschichten und Details, die sogar überraschende Parallelen zum Heute haben. Warum tragen die Menschen Masken? In der Serie ASK AN ARTWORK beantwortet die Kunsthistorikerin Anna Huber (Bildung und Vermittlung des Städel Museums) Fragen, die wir an die Kunst haben – aus dem Home Office. Denn während der Corona-Krise kommt das Städel Museum zu euch: #StaydelAtHome Findet Canalettos Ansicht des Bacino di San Marco in Venedig in der Digitalen Sammlung: https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/ansicht-des-bacino-di-san-marco-in-venedig Canaletto’s views of Venice are like lovely vintage postcards – but they are full of stories and hidden details which allow a surprising comparison to the present day. Why are the people wearing masks? In the series ASK AN ARTWORK art historian Anna Huber (Educational Department of the Städel Museum) answers the questions that we have for art – from home office. Because during the Corona-Crisis, if you can’t come to the Städel Museum, then the Städel Museum will come to you: #StaydelAtHome Find Canaletto's „Seen from the Bacino di San Marco in Venice“ in our Digital Collection: https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/en/work/seen-from-the-bacino-di-san-marco-in-venice

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Seen from the Bacino di San Marco in Venice
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Physical Description
Oil on canvas
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Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1833

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20.05.2020