By Octave Uzanne
Annotation Giovanni Antonio Canal, often referred to as Canaletto (1697-1768) was once initiated to portray and standpoint by way of his father who used to be himself a painter. Canaletto was once recognized for his vedute - large-scale work of cityscapes or perspectives. whereas paintings enthusiasts of his ti.
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1725. silent palaces seemed to be abandoned and were deteriorating. 8 cm. population. Instead of harbouring flags from every country as in times past, the Giudecca Canal The Royal Collection, London. qxp 10/04/2008 4:06 PM Page 58 was almost empty, waiting for fleets that were never going to return. However, in the poor neighbourhoods, one could still find façades decorated with columns and picturesque corners that would tempt any painter. The Venice that had fallen from its supreme position, with all its memories, was still an appealing city.
Qxp 10/04/2008 4:01 PM Page 31 nobles, he lived like a great lord among his contemporaries who flattered him and shuddered to see his stairs sullied by the feet of visitors who came to hear and admire him. The Nobility These patricians, however, jealously guarded the secret to their nobility, the oldest in all of Europe. Certain families could still boastfully count among their ancestors those who had elected the first doge in the seventh century. One of his successors, Gradenigo, attained a truly revolutionary success for the aristocracy by abolishing, in 1297, the custom of annually renewing the Grand Council.
Always fearful of conspiracies, the government intervened in the private affairs of the nobles, prohibiting any involvement with representatives of foreign powers. This way it could prevent large fortunes from accumulating within the same household. Was not a patrician executed for having done nothing more than going on a mission without telling anyone about it? Was not one of the Pisanis, in the middle of the eighteenth century, who had inherited 150,000 ducats, forced to give up the man she had chosen for marriage because he was too wealthy and to give her hand to a suitor with no fortune?
Canaletto by Octave Uzanne