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Canaletto : Bernardo Bellotto paints Europe

By juxtaposing the paintings with Bellotto’s preparatory sketches, the book also sheds light on his complicated process, which is thought to have included the use of a popular optical aid of the time, the camera obscura. It also offers a contemporary artistic re-evaluation of the paintings through the medium of photography. Bringing together many well-known works by Venetian vedutisti
(others in this European tradition of very accurate architectural painting) with a trove of paintings rarely seen, including a series of highly idealised architectural depictions, the book illustrates Bellotto's critical contribution to this important European tradition.