‘Canaletto’ opens Exhibition On Screen series

Jun 08, 2018
Photo by: David Bickerstaff “Canaletto and the Art of Venice” weds 18th-century art with its 21st-century locations.

Rockland — The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., will present a summer Exhibition on Screen series, opening with “Canaletto and the Art of Venice” Thursday, June 21, with high definition screenings at 2 and 7 p.m.

“Canaletto and the Art of Venice” offers an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter, Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. The remarkable group of more than 200 paintings, drawings and prints seen in this film 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.

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 also a 21st-century Grand Tour of the sites 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.

Tickets are $12.50, $10 for Strand members. “The Artist’s Garden,” the story of the American Impressionist movement, will be shown July 26; and on Aug. 16, a screening of “I, Claude Monet” promises to reveal the heart and soul of one of the world’s most loved artists. For more information, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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