Bernardo Bellotto’s birthday
Originally shared by Getty Museum
Bernardo Bellotto was the nephew of Canaletto, a painter renowned for his idealized views of Venice. Together they produced many painted vistas for tourists who stopped in Venice on their Grand Tour of Italy. Grand Tourists would have purchased these types of paintings as souvenirs and reflections of their cultural sophistication.
Bernardo Bellotto was born in Venice #onthisday in 1721.
View of the Grand Canal: Santa Maria della Salute and the Dogana from Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo, about 1743, Bernardo Bellotto. Oil on canvas.
#GettyMuseum #Painting #Venice #Art