Canaletto & the Art of Venice will be showing at the Eden Cinemas on Friday 19th October at 8.15pm with a further screening on Sunday 21st October at 6.50pm.
No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. Despite Canaletto’s close relationship with the city in which he lived and died, the world’s largest collection of his works resides not in his native Italy, but in Britain as part of the Royal Collection.
Canaletto & the Art of Venice will grant unique access to the Royal Collection’s
exceptional holdings of Canaletto’s work. The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing.
From London, Canaletto & the Art of Venice will travel to the great Italian city to explore the origins of Canaletto’s art. Whilst appearing to be faithful representations of the city, Canaletto’s skill came from his manipulation of reality. He moved buildings around or opened up vistas to create the perfect composition, and his paintings of Venice were highly sought after by Grand Tourists. His playful imagination extended into a new genre in which he excelled. The ‘capriccio’ combined real and fantasy architecture into imagined views. In this sense, Canaletto is more than a topographical artist – he is a master storyteller.
The film not only presents a wonderful way to immerse yourself in this exhibition, but a fantastic opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the beautiful city that inspired him.
Tickets are at €12 and may be purchased online at www.edencinemas.com.mt or from the Eden Cinemas box office.