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Clive Head: An Artist’s Perspective

Take a tour of the National Gallery’s collection with artist Clive Head – discover how painters throughout history have constructed architecture and space.

Canaletto, 'Venice: The Grand Canal with S. Simeone Piccolo', about 1740
Clive Head: An Artist's Perspective
Canaletto, 'Venice: The Grand Canal with S. Simeone Piccolo' – 2 mins 12 secs



Clive Head on Canaletto’s skilful manipulation of this view – from the curve of the buildings to the extraordinary brightness of the sky.

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