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A walk through the 18th century via the paintings of Bernardo Bellotto
YouTube ^ | 09-18-2019 | Kings and Things

Posted on 11/10/2019 9:12:51 AM PST by NRx

Bernardo Bellotto (1721-1780) was one of the most famous painters of what's called "veduta", a genre of painting that specializes in cityscapes. Probably using a "camera obscura", he was able to create highly accurate depictions of the various cities that he was active in, ranging from Rome in Italy, to Dresden in Germany, and Warsaw in Poland. His paintings provide us with a glimpse into 18th century Europe.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History
KEYWORDS: art; bernardobellotto; history

1 posted on 11/10/2019 9:12:51 AM PST by NRx
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To: NRx
How about a walk through reality?

Barcelona, Spain

2 posted on 11/10/2019 10:34:28 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2

I haven’t seen any photographs from the 18th century. And as the video shows, cityscapes have changed dramatically even if some buildings survive.


3 posted on 11/10/2019 10:38:15 AM PST by NRx (A man of honor passes his father's civilization to his son without surrendering it to strangers.)
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To: NRx
I haven’t seen any photographs from the 18th century.

That's because 18th century photography looked like this


4 posted on 11/10/2019 10:58:14 AM PST by Chuckster (Probably not...)
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To: SunkenCiv

*ping of interest*


5 posted on 11/10/2019 4:37:14 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Who will think of the gerbils ? Just say no to Buttgiggity !)
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To: NRx

Thanks for the link. I’m sure I’ve walked sightless past at least several of Bellotto’s paintings. It won’t happen again.

ML/NJ


6 posted on 11/10/2019 5:10:31 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: fieldmarshaldj; mairdie
Thanks fieldmarshaldj.

7 posted on 11/11/2019 10:32:47 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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