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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

11: The Grand Canal with Santa Maria della Salute looking towards the Riva degli Schiavoni c.1729-30

Oil on canvas | 47.7 x 80 cm | RCIN 400520

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On the right is the church of Santa Maria Salute. Canaletto brought the famous buildings of the Piazzetta San Marco into view and enlarged them. Here architectural detail is created with subtle greys and browns, suggesting the nuances of Venice’s soft, humid atmosphere.