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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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    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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    Early Light

    by  • May 22, 2011 • Art, Info • 0 Comments

    This group of students has amazed me with their dedication to painting while on our trip. No time more so than the 6 a.m. trek to Piazza san Marco to catch the sunrise view of San Giorgio Maggiore. I have proof of their diligence that I am showing here. Everyone is getting much better...

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