“Canaletto” in Warsaw

Bernardo Bellotto   was born in Venice but died in Warsaw.  He was an urban landscape painter or vedutista, and printmaker in etching famous for his vedutes of European cities (Dresden, Vienna, Turin and Warsaw). He was the pupil and nephew of Canaletto and sometimes used the latter’s illustrious name, signing himself as Bernardo Canaletto. Especially in Germany, paintings attributed to Canaletto may actually be by Bellotto rather than by his uncle; in Poland, they are by Bellotto, who is known here as “Canaletto”.

Here are some great street kiosks of his paintings with the church he painted behind it.

you can see the painting and then behind it - the church

this was hard to capture during rush hour!

the very famous painting of the street, Nowy Swiat

View of Warsaw from the Praga bank, painted 1770


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