Venice Masters of Colour: Veronese and Tiepolo.
Venice Masters of Colour is a private guided tour designed to discover two “temples of the Arts” in Venice. The church of Saint Sebastian and the Scuola Grande dei Carmini are both located in the district of Dorsoduro. You will admire impressive frescoes and canvasses painted by two great Venetian painters: Veronese and Tiepolo.
Veronese was a late Renaissance painter of extraordinary qualities with a ravishing decorative talent. Due to his striking illusionism, shimmering colors and curious perspective Veronese reached soon a great fame. He worked between 1555 and 1570 (in three different period) decorating the church of San Sebastiano. Here he painted canvasses and frescoes representing episodes from the Book of Esther and the life of Saint Sebastian. A thematically unified interior that blurs the bounds of art and reality. This is also the church where the artist is buried. Veronese also decorated the sacristy, the choir, as well as the organ decorations and a large altar piece.
Another great museum in Venice is the nearby Scuola Grande dei Carmini, located few steps away from the church. The elegant baroque building was built by Baldassare Longhena, one of the greatest representative of Venice architecture.
The Scuola arose from a lay women’s charitable association founded in 1597. The fraternity is one of the five still active Scuole existing in Venice since the the time of the Venetian Republic.
The Scuola was decorated by Tiepolo between 1740 and 1747 with paintings dedicated to the Virgin of the Carmelo. Successful since the beginning of his career, the artist was defined by Michael Levey as “the greatest decorative painter of eighteenth-century Europe, as well as its most able craftsman“.
DURATION: 2 hours
THE PRICE OF VENICE MASTERS OF COLOUR INCLUDES:
- the service of a qualified tour guide
- admissions to the church of San Sebastiano
- admissions to the Scuola Grande dei Carmini