Skip to comments.A walk through the 18th century via the paintings of Bernardo Bellotto
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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I haven’t seen any photographs from the 18th century. And as the video shows, cityscapes have changed dramatically even if some buildings survive.
That's because 18th century photography looked like this
*ping of interest*
Thanks for the link. I’m sure I’ve walked sightless past at least several of Bellotto’s paintings. It won’t happen again.
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