Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Bernardo Bellotto

 (1720 - 1780)
Bernardo Bellotto was active/lived in Italy, Germany.  Bernardo Bellotto is known for city views.

Bernardo Bellotto

    bel-LAHT-toe    click to hear

Bernardo Bellotto was the nephew and pupil of Antonio Canale and both were great painters of the Venetian scene.  Both were also known under the name of Canaletto.  Bellotto served at the courts of Munich, Dresden and Warsaw.  During the war between Prussia and Austria, he escaped Dresden from 1759-60 and went to the Vienna court.  There he painted Viennese views and castles belonging to the Empress Maria Theresa; these paintings are still in the possession of the Vienna Gallery.

Bellotto had a fine feeling for rhythm, evident in the well-chosen angles of his views and the assymetrical manner in which he placed figures.  The accuracy in his perspective leads us to believe he used a camera obscura.

Displaying 750 of 1426 characters.

Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday

About  Bernardo Bellotto

Born:  1720 - Venice
Died:   1780 - Warsaw
Known for:  city views