If you’ve ever gotten lost in the extraordinary detail and romance of a Canaletto painting, then we’ve got the perfect art exhibition for you! The Musée Maillol, one of our favorite small museums in the 7th arrondissement, is hosting a landmark exhibition Canaletto à Venise C’est au Musée Maillol dedicated exclusively to Canaletto’s Venetian works. This is the first exhibition to focus specifically on the luscious and richly detailed paintings that this important 18th-century Venetian artist devoted to his beloved city. Visitors will see more than 50 works brought together from important museums and historic private collections around the world, including drawings and a famous sketchbook from 1731. This sketchbook rarely leaves the collection of the the Cabinet of Prints and Drawings of the Accademia Gallery in Venice, and will be displayed open and on computers where they can be fully explored.
In addition to the masterpieces on display, visitors can glimpse into Canaletto’s creative world with a copy of the optical chamber the artist used to create his detailed drawings and paintings. Recreated by Venetian master craftsmen, visitors can see for themselves just how Canaletto captured his views of Venice’s most famous landmarks as well as its quiet canals, bridges and daily life.
Canaletto à Venise C’est au Musée Maillol will be on display until February 10, 2013. The museum is located on Rue de Grenelle near Boulevard Raspail, which is conveniently walking distance from many of our Paris Perfect vacation rentals in the 6th arrondissement and 7th arrondissement. If you’re looking for an outstanding museum experience without the big crowds, the Musée Maillol hosts special exhibits throughout the year. If you’re in Paris this winter, we highly recommend catching this rare chance to enjoy so many masterpieces by Canaletto at one time. And if you’re thinking of a holiday in Venice, visit our sister company Italy Perfect to find out more about their gorgeous Venice vacation rentals!