Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Rating = C-

This is another in the Exhibition-On-Screen series of documentaries about famous artists, mostly based on particular exhibitions of the artist's work. The film promotes itself as involving The Queen's Gallery in London. These films typically have a good bit of art and commentary by “talking heads” describing the artist's life and insights about the art. This film has expecially dull talking heads, and the Queen apparently was stingy about her art being shown — the same few collections of pictures were shown again and again, mostly from a distance and even a distant angle. I did learn a few things.

[2017-11-17, Cape Cinema, Dennis, MA]