The Venetian Painting private guided tour traces the development of Venetian art from the 14th to 18th centuries.
The achievements of the Venetian school of painting are sometimes disregarded, and often when people think of art usually they think of Florence. This is not correct, for the achievements which distinguish Venetian painting are equally important, but simply very different… and complex.
So we’ll just say that in Florence the approach was more rational, based on scientific observation and accurate drawing.By contrast, in Venice, artists seemed more inclined to perceive the world through their sense and sensibility. Their links with Constantinople and its craftsmen in mosaics, plus the atmosphere of the lagoon probably taught the painters of this city to use colors in a more deliberate and observant way. The features of the Venetian School were therefore mostly concerned with colors and light.
By all means, the best place to understand the development of Venetian painting is the Accademia Galleries. It’s a journey through the evolution of Venetian Art. Starting from the 14th century, when the strong Venetian affection to Byzantine Art gradually gave way to Gothic influences, you will then see the intriguing large story-telling canvasses of Carpaccio, inspired at the late medieval bestseller based on the Jacopo da Varazze’s Golden Legend.
You will admire the celebrated surprising humanity of Giovanni Bellini’s Madonnas, and the enigmatic paintings of a genius like Giorgione. The three great Venetian masters Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto, who dominated Venetian painting in High and Late Renaissance, established unique aesthetic values as well as peculiar painting techniques.
Venetian Painting tour will eventually discuss the 18th century last wave of artistic genius like Giambattista Tiepolo and great view painters like Canaletto and Guardi, who accompanied the thousand-year-old Republic of Venice to its final days.
DURATION: 2 hours
THE PRICE OF VENETIAN PAINTING GUIDED TOUR INCLUDES:
- The service of a certified tour guide
- admissions to the Accademia Galleries