Carlo Gozzi

Carlo Gozzi

The Venetian playwright (1720-1806) was renowned for his vigorous defence of the traditional “Commedia dell’arte”; against the dramatic reforms proposed by such contemporaries, as Carlo Goldoni and Pietro Chiari.

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Carlo Goldoni

Carlo Goldoni

Carlo Goldoni, was an 18th century Italian playwright and librettist from the Republic of Venice. Renovating the well-established Italian "commedia dell’art" dramatic form, he is considered the founder of Italian realistic comedy. His output includes some of Italy’s...

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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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