The Waterways of Venice

by Kathleen

IMG_3746 IMG_3745For me a Rococo style landscape by Canaletto is more representative of Venice than any other medium. His paintings of this aquatic city are best known for its many canals {canales} that serve as streets, the elegant residences known as Palazzo’s all linked by bridges that dot the waterways. I have two reproductions that sit on the shelves of my work space at home; The Grand Canal and La Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute {1730} and the second is the infamous Piazza San Marco painted in 1735 from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
IMG_3896 IMG_3805As the chief means of transport these colorfully decorated gondolas were the focus of our on the spot reporters, who have taken a few photos of this picturesque city that resemble the artwork of Canaletto before heading to Greece.

Travel stylishly,
K