Noisy throngs of tourists make today’s Venice different from the city that Turner and Sargent encountered in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Whereas Sargent could hire a gondola for the day to paint where he pleased, a gondola ride today costs 100 euros for 45 minutes and affords the artist no time in which to set up an easel. Thousands of artists before Terry have made pilgrimages to the magical city built on the water. They have all been inspired by the light, the aging palazzos, and the history of Venice, and also by one another. Almost 300 years since Canaletto inaugurated the tradition of vedute, or view paintings of the Grand Canal, the visual conversation continues.