Paris, 16 April 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The Musée Maillol in Paris will be displaying, with the support of the city of Venice, an exhibition “Canaletto à Venise” (“Canaletto in Venice”) from 19 September 2012 to 10 February 2013, .
Through this exhibition, the museum pays tribute to the city of Venice, as it is displaying only Venetian works by Canaletto. In total, more than fifty works lent by international museums and private collectors will be featured, among them, illustrations and the artist’s notebook, dating from about 1731. It does not end there. Visitors will also have the possibility to admire a reproduction of the light box used by the artist to make his illustrations. This thanks to the collaboration between the Musée Maillol and the Soprintendenza al Polo Museale of Venice.
Born in 1697 and deceased in 1768, Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto, is the most famous of the Venetian Vedutisti from the 18th century. He was a member of the Vedute, a school painting whose members drew inspiration from Venice and depicted it one stone at a time and one canal at a time. In fact, Canaletto was a major exponent.