Monday, January 4, 2010

Homage to Canaletto



Homage to Canaletto

watercolor on paper...NFS

The first Italian Renaissance painting I saw in the flesh was by Canaletto, a giant masterpiece of an Italian city, piazza, and the harbor. I did this small tribute in my own way, with calligraphic watercolor.

4 comments:

Eric said...

There is an excellent Canaletto in the Dallas Museum of Art set in Venice looking North to St Michelle. Very great...

Jose Sinclair said...

When I worked at the Ga Museum of Art on the U of GA campus, they had a Canaletto on loan from Italy for a couple of years. It was huge, and I was amazed - then I got a book of his and saw that he had hundreds of paintings! HOW?? It looked like he painted the architecture with a needle and the canvas was about 10 feet wide.

Unreal.. some people truly are Little Gods! Here I tried to capture a piece of a scene of his without the detail but with all the motion. Obviously calligraphic and almost expressionist..

- Jose

Digital Scraps Etc said...

This is my favorite! You are very talented. Thxs for sharing :-)

27 said...

am glad i stumbled on ur blog....
loved this one...