A Movie “Canaletto and The Art of Venice at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace” – Exhibition on Screen 12/4/17

August 8, 2020

I enjoy Laemmle’s “Exhibition on Screen” Culture Series! It was shown at Pasadena location. This movie depicts an immersive journey into the life and the art of Venice’s famous view-painter, Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Canaletto.

The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints at the exhibition offer exceptional insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city “Venice” he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences – Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, known as Consulate Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain. The film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and Venice that inspired him! $16 for this amazing journey to London and Venice!? I love it!