The 18th-century Italian painter, Canaletto, became famous for his paintings of Venice which he made for those on their Grand Tour. Many tourists who travelled through Europe acquired a painting, or paintings, enabling them to recall their cultural travels and Canaletto’s work was much in demand. Despite this and the impact he made on future artists, Canaletto died relatively poor.
Join Alan Murray to learn more about this celebrated artist and see some of Canaletto’s views of Venice and London in the National Gallery.
Throughout the year, free talks are given in British Sign Language by deaf lecturers or in spoken English with BSL interpretation.