The Campo di Rialto (c. 1758-63) by Canaletto

The Campo di Rialto - Canaletto - c.1760

Artwork Information

TitleThe Campo di Rialto
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions19.6 x 30.9 cm
Art MovementRococo
Current LocationGemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany
Location Created Venice, Italy
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About The Campo di Rialto

The Campo Di Rialto is a Baroque painting by the celebrated Venetian artist Canaletto. Painted in oil on canvas, the piece measures 119 x 186 cm and depicts everyday life amidst Venetian architecture. The painting belongs to a group of four, commissioned by German merchant Sigmund Streit.

Canaletto’s skillful depictions of light and scale are evident in the austere yet effective style of the piece. The painting showcases key architectural features such as the goldsmiths’ center, Palazzo dei Dieci Savi, and San Giovanni degli Elemosinario’s campanile. These structures convey historical significance within their intricate facades and meticulous detailing.

The Campo Di Rialto has found its resting place among the Staatliche Museen in Berlin. It remains an impactful reminder of classic architecture’s beauty and long-standing history that has stood for centuries as an emblem of Venice’s rich cultural heritage.

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