Bernardo Bellotto: 9 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

View of the Grand Canal and the Dogana (about 1743)The J. Paul Getty Museum

'In this architectural record of Venice and the Grand Canal, Bellotto presented a cross-section of Venetian society going about business on a sunny morning.'

View of Via di Ripetta in Rome (1742 - 1744) by Bernardo BellottoKunstpalast

'For many years Antonio Canal, aka Canaletto (1697-- 1768) was considered the painter behind the marvellous veduta of the promenade on the banks of the Tiber in Rome as well as views of Vienna in this Collection, but these are now attributed to his pupil and nephew B. Bellotto, equally known as Canaletto.'

Ruins of the Forum, Rome ((c. 1743)) by Bernardo BellottoNational Gallery of Victoria

'In the National Gallery of Victoria's painting, Bellotto contrasts the ancient ruins with the formidable presence of Michelangelo's bell tower for the Senatorial Palace on the Capitoline Hill, and with the comings and goings of daily life in Rome, including the eager 'Grand Tourists' playfully examining the monuments.'

The Arno in Florence (1740) by Bernardo BellottoMuseum of Fine Arts, Budapest

'Yet while the uncle incessantly painted the familiar corners of Venice (a decade in London aside), Bellotto became a chronicler of the whole of Europe, from Rome to Vienna, from Dresden to Warsaw.'

Vienna Viewed from the Belvedere Palace (1759/1760) by Bernardo Bellotto, called CanalettoKunsthistorisches Museum Wien

'These depict palaces (Schönbrunn and Schlosshof ) as well as urban scenes.Bellotto's stay in Vienna is framed by his departure from Dresden in December 1758 and his arrival in Munich in January 1761.'

The Ruins of the Kreuzkirche in Dresden (1765) by Bernardo BellottoKunsthaus Zürich

'This is the moment captured by Venice-born painter Bernardo Bellotto, who had been working since 1747 for the art-loving Elector of Saxony Friedrich August II. Bellotto also created a series of views of Dresden, his patron's residential seat.'

View of Warsaw from the Terrace of the Royal Castle (1773) by Bernardo Bellotto called CanalettoThe National Museum in Warsaw

'This painting by Bellotto is possibly the finest existing veduta of Enlightenment-era Warsaw, not only on account of the broad field of view and its accurate rendition of the numerous structures it depicts but also for purely artistic reasons.'

Miodowa Street (1777) by Bernardo Bellotto (1722-1780)The Royal Castle in Warsaw – Museum

'Before they returned to their place after the Castle's reconstruction, the fate of Bellotto's outstanding works was rather turbulent.'

Holy Cross Church (1778) by Bernardo Bellotto (1722-1780)The Royal Castle in Warsaw – Museum

'The second work by Bernardo Bellotto from our collection, the Holy Cross Church, depicts the view of Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, the principal and hallmark route in Warsaw at that time.'

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