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    Venice: Beautiful in Any Light

    by  • May 21, 2013 • Art, Critique, Cultural Info, Decadent, Dying, Famous People, History, Info, Libertine & Lewd, Mercantile & Rich, Student Travel Journal, Travel • 0 Comments

    First Impressions My senses are completely overwhelmed. Venice is so beautiful that I cannot stop gushing about it to my peers. The light here is not like any I have seen before. It is dazzling and makes the bright colors of the buildings, the architecture, and the statuary even more inspiring. The decay, evident...

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    Manet and Titian at the Ducal Palace

    by  • May 9, 2013 • Art, Info • 1 Comment

    I have just discovered a fantastic opportunity for art lovers in Venice! The Doges’ Palace has an exhibit of the paintings of Edouard Manet that will be on while we are visiting the city with Imagining Venice. I have linked a blog to our blogroll that shows Manet’s painting Olympia┬áside-by-side with the inspiration for...

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    Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

    by  • April 3, 2013 • Art, Famous People, History, Student Essay

    Antonio Lucio Vivaldi. A world renowned master musician known for his baroque instrumental concertos and operas. Vivaldi perfected his techniques and style which ultimately influenced great composers such as Bach and is even compared to Handel. Born on March 4, 1678 in Venice, he was the son of Giovanni Battista Vivaldi and Camilla Calicchio....

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    Venetian Glass Blowing

    by  • April 2, 2013 • Art, History, Student Essay

    The History of Venetian Glass: Venetian glass is world-renowned for being colorful, elaborate, and skillfully made. Glass-blowing is considered an art form in Venice and is well known in the city. The history of this art form dates all the way back to the 13th century when Constantinople was sacked in the Fourth Crusade...

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    Titian: “The Sun Amidst Small Stars”

    by  • March 20, 2013 • Art, Cultural Info, Famous People, History, Info, Student Essay

    Titian was one the most important painters of the sixteenth century and the most famous painter of the Venetian school due to his versatility and innovative techniques. His mastery included portraiture, pastoral landscapes, tragic scenes from mythological stories, and religious subjects. Titian’s Life: Around 1490 Tiziano Vicellio (Titian in English) was born to Gregorio...

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    Canaletto

    by  • March 13, 2013 • Art, Cultural Info, Famous People, History, Info, Student Essay, Travel

      Canaletto, born in October of 1697, was a famous Venetian painter known predominantly for his ability to capture the wonderful landscapes and architecture of Venice during the 18th Century. Although his birth name was Giovanni Antonio Canal, his painter’s name (Canaletto) was derived from the Venetian canals that consistently appeared in his work....

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    Work in Progress

    by  • March 2, 2012 • Art, Class Prep, Info

    After three months of imagining how my series of paintings from Venice are meant to look, I finally have something that satisfies me. I don’t recommend trying to compete with all your art heroes on a deadline. In any case, “Imagining Venice” 2011 will culminate in a one-woman show in the Kwan Fong gallery...

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