Kellogg at Compton Verney

20 March 2015

Visitng Fellow and Director of Compton Verney, Steven Parissien has curated a major new exhibition of Canaletto’s British paintings. In an article for the Guardian announcing the opening of the exhibition, Parissien says “He [Canaletto] is painting a new, vibrant and confident Britain. Things are looking good in Britain and it often takes an outsider to see it.”
“Canaletto is astonished by what he sees … in his paintings he is saying Britain is the new Venice; it is what Venice was a couple of centuries ago. The architecture is eclectic, it is a Britain no longer in thrall to Italian fashion and Italian music.”

The exhibition Canaletto: Celebrating Britain and The Non-Conformists runs until 7th June, for further information visit Compton Verney’s website. Read the Guardian article here.