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Bernardo Bellotto




 

 


Bernardo Bellotto


born Jan. 30, 1720, Venice [Italy]
died Oct. 17, 1780, Warsaw, Pol.


also called Canaletto Belotto, or Canaletto The Younger vedute (“view”) painter of the Venetian school known for his carefully drawn topographical paintings of central Italian and eastern European cities.

Bellotto studied under his uncle, Canaletto, and was himself known by that name when painting outside Italy. Bellotto's urban scenes have the same carefully drawn realism as his uncle's Venetian views but are marked by heavy shadows and are darker and colder in tone and colour. The fidelity of his views are in part attributable to the use of the camera obscura.

He painted scenes of Venice until 1742, when he left for Rome, and, after traveling in northern Italy for a time, he permanently left the country and went to Munich in 1747. He became court painter to the elector Frederick Augustus II and lived mostly in Dresden from 1747 to 1766. In 1767 he went to St. Petersburg and was invited by Stanislaw II of Poland to come to Warsaw and become his court painter. Bellotto's accurately detailed views of the Polish capital were used after World War II to restore the historic sections of the city.

 



 

Capriccio with the Colosseum

1743-44
Oil on canvas
Galleria Nazionale, Parma



 


Capriccio of the Capitol

1743-44
Oil on canvas
Galleria Nazionale, Parma



 


The Scuola of San Marco

1738-40
Oil on canvas, 42 x 69 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice



 

View of the Grand Canal at San Stae

1738-40
Oil on canvas, 70,5 x 126,5 cm
Private collection



 

The Piazza della Signoria in Florence

c. 1742
Oil on canvas, 61 x 90 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest



 

View of the Villa Cagnola at Gazzada near Varese

1744
Oil on canvas, 100 x 65 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan



 

View of Gazzada near Varese

1744
Oil on canvas
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan



 

View of Turin near the Royal Palace

1745
Oil on canvas, 129,5 x 174 cm
Galleria Sabauda, Turin



 

View of Verona and the River Adige from the Ponte Nuovo

1747-48
Oil on canvas
Gemaldegalerie, Dresden



 

View of Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe with the Augustus Bridge

1748
Oil on canvas, 133 x 237 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden



 

New Market Square in Dresden

1750
Oil on canvas, 136 x 236 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Dresden

 

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