Tempera Painting on Wooden Panels

Tempera Painting on Wooden Panels

Tempera Painting on Wooden Panels Tempera Painting on Wooden Panels, was the main medium used up to and including the Early Renaissance; for portable smaller scale paintings. Moving from the late Medieval into the Early Italian Renaissance period of the 15th century;...

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Wagner in Venice

Wagner in Venice

Wagner in Venice Wagner in Venice. Richard Wagner the famous German composer; visited the city six times, between 1858 and his death in 1883. Driven by a desire for seclusion, peace and quiet and an escape from the burdens of day-to-day life; Richard Wagner made...

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Byron in Italy

Byron in Italy

Byron in Italy As famous for his notorious private life as for his work, the post describes his eventful life; including his Venetian stay.  Lord Byron lived in Venice for three years, from 1816 to 1819 and has become one of the legends of the city, with his palace...

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The Venetian School of Art

The Venetian School of Art

The Venetian School of Art The Venetian School of Art, refers to the distinctive style of art that developed in Renaissance Venice, during the 15th and 16th centuries. A celebratory lust for life, a thriving commercial port linking the East to the West and the...

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Antonio Vivaldi – Life and Legacy

Antonio Vivaldi – Life and Legacy

Antonio Vivaldi - Life and Legacy Antonio Vivaldi - Life and Legacy.  Vivaldi was an Italian baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and Catholic priest.   Born Antonio Lucio Vivaldi in Venice on the 4th March 1678, he is recognised as one of the greatest...

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Casanova-Life and Times

Casanova-Life and Times

Casanova-Life and Times Casanova-Life and Times. Born in Venice in 1725, he was an adventurer and author; with the infamous reputation as the world’s greatest lover. Giacomo Girolamo Casanova’s autobiography, the “Histoire de ma vie” (Story of my life), is regarded as...

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Teatro La Fenice – The Phoenix

Teatro La Fenice – The Phoenix

Peggy Guggenheim in Venice Peggy Guggenheim in Venice, is one of  Venice’s most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre and in opera as a whole. Despite losing three theatres to fire, its name reflects the ability of an opera company to “rise...

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