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 influence of High Renaissance...

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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 baroque composers and his influence...

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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 one of the most...

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Teatro La Fenice – The Phoenix

Teatro La Fenice – The Phoenix

Teatro La Fenice – The Phoenix, is one of  Venice’s most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre and in opera as a whole.  La Fenice, especially in the 19th century , held performances of many famous operatic premieres; most notably those of...

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Peggy Guggenheim in Venice

Peggy Guggenheim in Venice

Peggy Guggenheim in Venice: an introduction to the Guggenheim Foundation, the Guggenheim Collection and the Life of Peggy Guggenheim.     THE GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION.  The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was founded in 1937 and opened in 1939; its first New...

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Peggy Guggenheim: The Last Dogaressa

Peggy Guggenheim: The Last Dogaressa

Peggy Guggenheim-: The Last Dogaressa - an exhibition held at the Guggenheim Venice, that ran between September 2019 and January 2020. “It is always assumed that Venice is the ideal place for a honeymoon. This is a grave error. To live in Venice or even to visit it...

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Quotes about Venice

Quotes about Venice

QUOTES ABOUT VENICE: The ethereal nature of Venice has fascinated and captivated many poets and authors and their words have helped us express our fascination. In this aquatic city, nestling in its own lagoon; light and water combine to create a restless magic.  It is...

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