How Canaletto's 'photographic' paintings are being used to fight the "acqua alta" in Venice
A tour among the ancient canals
Publication of the prints put Canaletto’s paintings in a fixed sequence. The inimitable experience of fluidity gliding along the Canal may even have suggested the arrangement that appears in Canaletto’s paintings. No earlier published set of printed views provides a similar re-creation of the sequential spacing experience of moving through an urban setting.
We could even see this arrangement as a precursor of modern Google Street View.