Canaletto: Celebrating Britain

blogpic_canaletto_com_verneyCompton Verney, Warwickshire – This exhibition spotlights the paintings and drawings which Canaletto created between 1746 and 1755, when he chose to celebrate the latest achievements of British architecture and engineering.

This is the first time which these painting have been gathered together, collectively they illustrate Canaletto’s nine-year stay in Britain which saw him document a series of new building works and projects, commissions which reflected the new-found wealth and assurance of the British nation. The houses, bridges, churches and castles he recorded marked out Britain as the new Venice and conveyed a sense of self-confidence, as Britons sought cultural inspiration not just from the Mediterranean but also from their own history. Compton Verney is currently closed for the winter and will re-open on Saturday 14 March 2015.

Dates: March 14 to  June 7,  2015 • Follow this link for more information …

 

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