By Octave Uzanne
Annotation Giovanni Antonio Canal, often referred to as Canaletto (1697-1768) was once initiated to portray and standpoint via his father who used to be himself a painter. Canaletto was once recognized for his vedute - large-scale work of cityscapes or perspectives. whereas artwork enthusiasts of his ti.
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When he returned from Pavia to Venice with some friends, he rented a boat decorated with painted, carved ornaments. They made slow progress, with nothing regular but their pleasure and the nightly stop. Every one of them was a musician: one played the violoncello, three others the violin, another played the guitar and another a hunting horn. Goldoni compiled even the most minor incidents along the route in a journal he wrote in verse. And every evening, after their meal, he recited his poetry. Then, the improvised orchestra set up on the deck and residents applauded as the boat passed by.
Sometimes the platform was roofed with a lightweight cover. A single, painted canvas served as the scenery. Its dimensions closely resembled those of marionette theatres. Before a curious crowd, Canaletto, Marieschi and Tiepolo mimed in these makeshift theatres constructed near bell towers or other public places. Among the most important stages, three were especially reserved for plays. And the nobles did not feel that managing a theatre diminished their respectability. Gaspard Gozzi accepted this task until financial ruin and the dispersion of his troupe relieved him of his duty.
Born inside churches, it later became secularized beginning in the fifteenth century. People saw it as the necessary complement to a lavish existence, the typical companion at feasts where the ear needed to be charmed as much as the eye and the tongue. The greatest colourists passionately lent themselves to music in order to distract themselves from painting, manoeuvring the violin bow and the brush with equal ease. Later on, four homes for orphaned girls supplied singers from among their ranks to both Venetian stages and to theatres in all countries.