Paramount Presents: Exhibition on Screen – Canaletto & the Art of Venice
Live Broadcasts | 08/16/2018 | 7:00PM
Based on the exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Directed by David Bickerstaff
Running time: 85 minutes
No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.
The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings, and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city 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, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.
Cinema-goers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalized in Canaletto’s views – from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.
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About Exhibition on Screen:
Working with top international museums and galleries, Exhibition on Screen creates films which offer a cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art, accompanied by insights from the world’s leading historians and arts critics. Since launching in 2011, Exhibition on Screen has released 17 films which have been shown in over 50 countries worldwide.
Canaletto, Venice: The Bacino di S. Marco on Ascension Day, c.1733–4. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017
Filming at Le Fenice opera house -® EXHIBITION ON SCREEN (David Bickerstaff)