Paramount Presents: Exhibition on Screen - Canaletto & the Art of Venice
- Dates: August 16, 2018
- Location: Paramount Theater
- Address: 215 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
- Phone: (434) 979-1333
- Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Price: $10.50 Student, $12.50 Senior, $14.50 Adult
- Website: Click to Visit Paramount Presents: Exhibition on Screen - Canaletto & the Art of Venice
Based on the exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Directed by David Bickerstaff
Running time: 85 minutes
No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.
The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings, and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film 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.
Cinema-goers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalized in Canaletto’s views – from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to 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.
The historic Paramount Theater a Charlottesville landmark built in 1931 offers a wide variety of live art performances. Check their website for performance schedule. On November 25, 1931, The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville, Virginia opened its doors as one of the last grand "movie palaces" during the golden age of cinema. With its exceptional... more