View of Canal Grande In Venice by Gustaf Wilhelm Palm
View of Canal Grande In Venice by Gustaf Wilhelm Palm

View of Canal Grande In Venice

View of Canal Grande in Venice c1860 by Swedish Painter Gustaf Wilhelm Palm (1810 – 1890); an art professor and landscape painter.

This is a beautiful, colorful and vibrant marine art scene of the grand canal of Venice that depicts in the far background a massive massive two dome Cathedral with blue-gray domes and adjacent buildings.

In front of the cathedral that are lining the canal on both sides are reddish-brown buildings with tan and yellow stonework that have stairs that sit on the waters edge; with some people waiting on them until a gondola can give them a ride.

There are many gondolas on the waterway as well as many small sail boats; and to the left front of the scene is a stone tiled pier with four gondolas tied in; as well as men and women standing on it and going about the routines of daily life.

This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.

Information Below Derived From Wikipedia.org

Gustaf began his main studies in art with Swedish Painter Anders Arvid Arvidsson (1786 – 1831) who lived in Lund, Sweden; who taught him drawing.

On Arvidsson recommendation was able to do some work for the Swedish botanist Carl Adolph Agardh (1785 – 1859); producing illustration for a book on European Algae.

After completion of this work he attended the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, located in Stockholm, Sweden; and supported himself by creating illustrations; especially for the Swedish zoologist and archaeologist Sven Nilsson (1787 – 1883)

His early landscape paintings were in the romantic style and showed an influence of Swedish Painter Carl Johan Fahlcrantz (1774 – 1861); but after a trip to Norway in 1833 with Swedish Count, Soldier and Politician Michael Gustaf Anckarsvärd (1742 – 1838); he came under the influence of Danish-Norwegian Painter Johan Christian Dahl (1788 – 1857); who is considered to be the first great romantic painter in Norway; he began to paint landscapes in a more realistic manner.

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