Bernardo Bellotto Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
1-30-1720 Venice, ITA – 10-17-1780 Warsaw, POLBack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Bernardo Bellotto worked with his uncle amid his last years in Venice. In a significant number of paintings from around 1740 from Canaletto's workshop, Bellotto's hand can be perceived with a level of sureness in elaborate peculiarities which were to end up characteristic of his work. Doubtlessly, different canvases were painted by Canaletto after composition drawings by Bellotto.
The Venitian Bernardo Bellotto, the nephew of Canaletto, is one of the best European vedutisti. Having a cosmopolitan soul, he exited Italy when he was just twenty-seven and spent his whole career at the Central European courts of Vienna, Munich, Dresden, and Warsaw.
The greatest European vedutas of the Grand Tour.
The veduta is the most typical artistic genre intended for the general public. Conceived in the second half of the seventeenth century as a branch of landscape painting, the veduta developed its own particular attributes, favored by its popularity with collectors and aristocrats on the Grand Tour. Foreigners could make phenomenal buys of fine art, the canvases of the Venetian vedutas were especially popular, and the painters were later welcomed abroad.
Bellotto worked in Dresden for a long time as court painter to the elector ruler August III of Saxony and Poland. It was in Dresden that Bellotto's style at long last was developed. It is portrayed by the best conceivable exactness, control of light, scientific point of view and a subsequent quest for clarity and organization. The most noteworthy element of Bellotto's work is his treatment of light.
In 1758 Bernardo Bellotto fled from the viciousness of the Seven Years War to Vienna, at the finish of the war Bellotto come back to Dresden. There was no longer a place for court painters in the capital of Saxony. When he could, Bellotto left Dresden, winding up in Warsaw, where he settled and kept on working from 1767 until his passing in 1780.
In contrast to Canaletto, who worked for the tourist market, all Bernardo Bellotto's artworks were planned for royal residences and galleries. It is likely that therefore, though Canaletto's oil depictions pulled in a store of imitators and devotees, Bellotto remained a detached figure in the history of art, whose work was just found, perceived and recognized from that of the other Canaletto over the span of the twentieth century. In the rebuilding of Warsaw after the Second World War, his oil paintings were utilized as aids, even in the reproduction of building decorations.
Art Movement History: Rococo.
Artists Influencing Bernardo Bellotto: Giovanni Canaletto.
He Traveled To Germany, Poland, Austria.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.