• Save Venice

    by  • January 9, 2018 • Art, Current Events, Travel • 0 Comments

    26219565_10154864995191673_5980262752493937742_nWe are hoping to be able to take all our Imagining Venice students to a Save Venice art restoration site in the city this summer. Save Venice is one of the charitable groups that regularly cleans and restores great art and architecture within the city; its administration was somewhat less-than-glowingly discussed in John Berendt’s fascinating nonfiction book The City of Falling Angels (2005; read an excerpt in the New York Times), but all in all I think that Save Venice has had an important and positive effect on Venice; for example, I will show you a “before” picture of the Miracoli church in class (briefly visible in the film Don’t Look Now [1973]), and when you go to Venice you’ll be amazed by how much cleaner and brighter the church is now, post-cleaning!

    Today Save Venice began removing the scaffolding from its restoration of the statues on the San Sebastiano church. Here is the saint himself, looking much cleaner now!

    If you’d like to see some of the things Save Venice does, you can follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/saveveniceinc/ or visit their website at https://savevenice.org/ .

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