Painters in Venice, most famously Canaletto, made a living selling canvases of views. Before cameras and postcards, this is what the traveller bought to remember and share what they had seen. All through the densely touristed spots, today, artists sell small images in watercolour and small canvases of views. What we consider fine art was once such a thing.
I sat at one of a cluster of restaurants below The Rialto, and drew this view of the Police Station across the canal, also available as a print at samupress' Society6 store.
|No, I didn't see the inside of this place.|
|Perfect for Venetian Coffee|