The History of Venice in Painting

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Venice is a magical city. For centuries, Venice has enchanted visitors with its magnificent architecture and romantic canals. As a lone republic amid mostly monarchical Europe, Venice equally amazed philosophers and poets, leading Wordsworth to hail this floating city of more than one hundred islands as GÇ£the oldest Child of Liberty.GÇ¥Yet it is the imprint Venice left in the realm of painting, not only as a subject that inspired visiting artists from Europe and beyond, but more importantly as the seat of a new...
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Venice is a magical city. For centuries, Venice has enchanted visitors with its magnificent architecture and romantic canals. As a lone republic amid mostly monarchical Europe, Venice equally amazed philosophers and poets, leading Wordsworth to hail this floating city of more than one hundred islands as GÇ£the oldest Child of Liberty.GÇ¥Yet it is the imprint Venice left in the realm of painting, not only as a subject that inspired visiting artists from Europe and beyond, but more importantly as the seat of a new school of painting, for which Venice should best be remembered. The Venetian School of painting was developed during the Renaissance, featuring such celebrated painters as Bellini, Mantegna, Giorgione, and Titian. Emphasizing VeniceGÇÖs pervasive sunlight and glowing color in their works, these painters influencedcenturies of painters to come. The authors of The History of Venice in Painting explain how the Venetian School, in addition to other attractions like Carnival, attracted legions of tourists to Venice, making it an obligatory stop on the GÇ£Grand TourGÇ¥ that should complete any eighteenth-century gentlemanGÇÖs cultural education. Visitors also came to Venice to paint the cityGÇÖs famous light for themselves, most notably J.M.W. Turner and Claude Monet. Sun-soaked Venice, with light reflecting off the waters of its many canals, was indeed an ImpressionistGÇÖs dream.This vibrantly illustrated text traces the history of the Republic of Venice through its artistic heritage, from medieval mosaics to twentieth-century Futurist paintings. Including 350 full-color images, as well as 4 breathtaking gatefolds, The History of Venice in Painting is a treasure-trove of art, history, and culture. Here such panoramas as religious processions and gondolas criss-crossing the Grand Canal are displayed in a size befitting the subjectGÇÖs grandeur. Protected in a silkbound slipcase, this gorgeous tribute captures the history and indelible legacy of Venice.
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The Queen of the Adriatic reveals her long, varied history in a glorious, oversized book brimming with artworks -- from medieval mosaics to Renaissance masterpieces to the paintings of 20th-century modernists. Hundreds of full-color plates, double-page spreads, and four panoramic gatefolds illustrate the scholarly text. Slipcased.
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This enormous slip-cased book contains iconic images created by great painters through the ages to extol the beauty, history, pageantry, culture, and society of the serene republic of Venice. Seven essays in seven main sections by leading European scholars focus on various aspects of Venetian history and progress chronologically from the founding of Venice in about 1082 through World War I in the 20th century. Each essay is followed by an elaborate and extensive assortment of germane color illustrations, including four full-color gatefolds, depicting the works of such artists as the Bellinis, Titian, Tintoretto, the Tiepolos, and Canaletto (representing the 15th and 16th centuries); Renoir, Sargent, Mant, Whistler, and Monet (the 19th); and de Chirico (the 20th). There are several appendixes, e.g., those for the doges of Venice, the principal cycles of narrative painting in 14th- and 15th-century Venice, and artist biographies. This is perhaps the ultimate cocktail table book with many gorgeous historical images particular to Venice. While not a necessary purchase for libraries, it will enchant art students, tourists, and armchair travelers with its contents. Buy where budgets and space permit.
—Ellen Bates

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789209337
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/23/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 1,016,765
  • Product dimensions: 11.70 (w) x 18.00 (h) x 2.40 (d)

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