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 (kăn′ə-lĕt′ō) Originally Giovanni Antonio Canal. 1697-1768.
Italian painter noted for his detailed and precisely proportioned views of Venice.
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(Italian kanaˈlɛtto)
(Biography) original name Giovanni Antonio Canale. 1697–1768, Italian painter and etcher, noted particularly for his highly detailed paintings of cities, esp Venice, which are marked by strong contrasts of light and shade
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(ˌkæn lˈɛt oʊ)

Antonio, (Canale), 1697–1768, Italian painter.
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I was only colouring the Canaletto engravings that hung in my old bedroom at home; the picture was a shifting one, my mind wandering uncertainly in search of more vivid images; I could see no accident of form or shadow without conscious labour after the necessary conditions.
Found wasn't the only Ryan Moore-ridden favourite to finish well but fail to get up as Giovanni Canaletto was beaten at evens in the Gallinule.
Canaletto is famous for painting which two European cities?
COMPTON VERNEY, WARWICKSHIRE: Canaletto: Celebrating Britain, overview of Canaletto's work in Britain between 1746 and 1755, The Non-Conformists: photographs from the 1970s of Hebden Bridge by Martin Parr, both until June 7.
These two paintings were commissioned directly from Canaletto for Samuel Hill in 1730, and came into Tatton's collection in 1758.
Canaletto (Giovanni Antornio Canal) Venice: Piazza San Marco, Seen from Campo San Basso, 18th century Italian, 1679-1768 Bequest of John Ringling, 1936
A fourth painting by Canaletto from Lord Brooke's Warwick Castle collection has had its art export licence withheld after being bought for more than pounds 219,000.
'Fine Prints from Six Centuries' is ambitious in scope and superlative in quality, including as it does engravings and woodcuts by Albrecht Durer, etchings by Rembrandt, and prints by Tiepolo, Canaletto, and Goltzius.
As one might expect, there were first-rate works by Tiepolo, Canaletto, and Piazzetta; there was also a small but astounding set of landscape views by Bernardo Bellotto, as well as Jacopo Amigoni's Group Portrait, 1750-52 (now in Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria), featuring the castrato Farinelli, the most famous singer of his time.
BOOKIES reckon Ryan Moore will partner Highland Reel in preference to stablemate - and Derby fourth - Giovanni Canaletto in the Irish version at the Curragh on Saturday.
Aidan O'Brien is now likely to be represented by Giovanni Canaletto, Hans Holbein and Kilimanjaro in the Derby.
The great artworks are photographed to their best advantage, and the city itself is visited to remind us there just one Canaletto.