CANALETTO AND THE ART OF VENICE
A film by David Bickerstaff
Based on the exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace.
Canaletto and the Art of Venice is an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of the city than Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto.
The film offers the chance to step inside two royal residences—Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle—to learn more about the Canaletto, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced him to Britain.
Viewers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalised in Canaletto’s views—from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo.
Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, this is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but also an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish
Running time: 87 mins
No. of DVDs: 1