Directed by David Bickerstaff (UK, 2017, 85 min.). Digital.

Exhibition on Screen, the acclaimed series of exhibition-based art films, opens its fifth season with Canaletto and the Art of Venice, an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.

The film explores a remarkable group of more than 200 paintings, drawings, and prints that offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. It also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences—Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle—to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.

Cinemagoers embark on their very own 21st-century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th-century counterparts and immortalized in Canaletto’s views of Venice—from the Rialto Bridge and the Piazza San Marco to the Palazzo Ducale and the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.

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Adults

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In This Series

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Canaletto and the Art of Venice
January 3, 2018
5:30 pm7:00 pm

Directed by David Bickerstaff (UK, 2017, 85 min.). Digital.

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Cancelled: Canaletto and the Art of Venice
January 4, 2018
6:00 pm7:30 pm

CANCELLED

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Canaletto and the Art of Venice
January 5, 2018
4:00 pm5:30 pm

Directed by David Bickerstaff (UK, 2017, 85 min.). Digital.

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Canaletto and the Art of Venice
January 12, 2018
4:00 pm5:30 pm

Directed by David Bickerstaff (UK, 2017, 85 min.). Digital.

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Canaletto and the Art of Venice
January 19, 2018
4:00 pm5:30 pm

Directed by David Bickerstaff (UK, 2017, 85 min.). Digital.

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Canaletto and the Art of Venice
January 21, 2018
3:30 pm5:00 pm

Directed by David Bickerstaff (UK, 2017, 85 min.). Digital.

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Canaletto and the Art of Venice
January 24, 2018
4:00 pm5:30 pm

Directed by David Bickerstaff (UK, 2017, 85 min.). Digital.

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Canaletto and the Art of Venice
January 25, 2018
4:00 pm5:30 pm

Directed by David Bickerstaff (UK, 2017, 85 min.). Digital.