From Tuesday 26th September onwards, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN brings the work of the great Italian artist, Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, to cinema screens.

With EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: Canaletto & The Art of Venice, cinema-goers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalised 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.

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 an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him. As well as featuring extensive footage in Venice itself, all shot in Ultra HD 4K, 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.

Behind the Scenes

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN have provided us with a behind the scenes look at the making of the film with this exclusive gallery of stills taking in the streets and canals of Venice, as well as The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace and the conservation room at Windsor Castle.

Exhibition on Screen: Canaletto & The Art of Venice plays on our screens in London, Canterbury, Knutsford, and Ripon from Tuesday 26th September. Timings and booking links can be found below.

Tuesday 26 September 6.30pm - Canterbury, Knutsford, Richmond, Ripon,  Victoria

Sunday 1 October 11.00am - Mayfair

Sunday 1 October 2.00pm - Victoria

Monday 2 October 2.00pm - Ripon

You can also see the exhibition the film is based on, Canaletto & the Art of Venice, at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace until 12 November 2017. 

Ryan Hewitt