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How important were the contributions of Anotnio Canaletto to the enlightenment?

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HOW IMPORTANT WERE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ANOTNIO CANALETTO TO THE ENLIGHTENMENT? Anotnio Canaletto is one of the most important artists from the art area of Europe's Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was an intellectual movement that was developed before 18th century. The Enlightenment started to amplify in London and Paris, where writers and phylosophers bilieved that they were more intelligent that the others, they thought they could see or imagine something that anyone esle could see. They thought that the human way to think would be used to erase superstition, ignorance, and it would biuld a better world.The first an important target was the religion, in the Catholic Curch in France, and followed by the domination of society. Other movements, which were developed were: Music, Phylosphy, Literature and Art (Painting). ...read more.


He adapted these theories of art during the XVIII century. After Canaletto's first painting, Piazza San Marco (or San Marco Square), in Venice, the use of the effect of light on the painting's landscapes were exploired. He is the most famous "view landscapes" painter, becuase in his operas you can see that he loved his native city by looking at the colorful and realistic view of the panting. He worked for Joseph Smith, a famous person in England, who didn't stop Canaletto to success with his paintings, until his admirers didn't like his english paintings anymore, as the "Seen through an Arch of Westminster Bridge", so he decided to go back to Venice definitively. Piazza San Marco - Venice - c.1725 Seen Through an Arch of Westminster Bridge - London - c. ...read more.


This is the front of the building. Here it's more clearly understandable the effects and the style he used. Canaletto was an Italian painter, and I think he was benefitted by the Italy's landscape and beautiful places in Venice, where he could find an inspiration for his arts. I've never been to Venice, but I can imagine it looking at his operas, wich give me a way to thing about his native city. He painted with love thinking his native land, while he was in England, and he didn't write for work, but just for his passion of art, but when he tried to changed his mind to a different city the people didn't appreciate him anyone, until he changed back to Venice. After I explaing the "secret" about his paintings, how you can understand his arts, capting the right view of objects in a objective aspect, you can understand why peofesional painters stay hours to admire his arts. ...read more.

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