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The Altarpiece by Giovanni Bellini

The said altarpiece is set on the high altar dedicated to St Jerome along the left nave. It is signed and dated 1505. It was commissioned to the painter, who had reached the peak of his career, by the Benedictine nuns who were the owners of both the church...

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The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence by Titian

Inside Santa Maria Assunta church, known as the Chiesa dei Gesuiti, in the quiet Cannaregio neighborhood, hangs The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence, a sixteenth-century masterpiece painted by Titian in his prime. The painting is located in the first chapel on...

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San Francesco del Deserto Island – Venice

This place is an absolute must for its peaceful and quiet environment. Unfortunately there is no public transportation to it, but it is possible to go there either by taxi boat or by hiring a private boat (also through a reservation) along the pier near St...

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The Pesaro’s Altarpiece

A superb work by Titian, this altarpiece is set on the altar of the Immaculate Conception along the left nave. It was granted to the 'Scuola' of the same name. The work was conceived between 1519 and 1526 both as a celebration of the glories of Jacopo...

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The portrait according to Lotto

Lorenzo Lotto rules supreme over all the works hosted in this room with his painting Ritratto di Giovane Gentiluomo nello Studio (Portrait of Young Gentlemen in his Study) aka Il Giovane Malato (The Ailing Young Man) made round 1528. The painter was born...

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Church of Redentore

The construction of a third floor of the façade, corresponding to the lateral wings of the buttresses, tends to absorb the excessive shift in size between nave and chapels, difference that would inevitably have been propelled towards the outside of the...

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The Nostalgia of the Poet by Giorgio de Chirico

1914, oil and charcoal on canvas The Guggenheim’s collection has got three important works by De Chirico: 'The Red Tower' (1913), 'The Gentle Afternoon' (1916) and 'The Nostalgia of the Poet' (1914). The latter is a fundamental work inside de Chirico’s production and...

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The Giants’ staircase of Palazzo Ducale

In front of the entrance stands the most important façade dominated by the Giants' staircase. Antonio Rizzo’s imagination provided it with a special variety of solutions for the various levels and windows. He was a master of the Renaissance but, at the same time, he...

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The Paradise by Tintoretto

If we look at what is left of the fresco by Guariento and compare it to the huge canvas made by Tintoretto at the end of the XVI century, we can say that technique, form and colour could not be more different. The only thing they have in common is the evocation of...

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The Pietà by Titian

As a majestic and ‘in crescendo’ ending, we stop for a while to examine the Pietà by Titian which is a document of exceptional historical and artistic not to mention human interest. This dramatic painting, the artist was working to in 1576 — the year of his death —,...

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Vedova Foundation

Established by Emilio Vedova himself (together with his wife Annabianca) the foundation has in goal, the promotion of both the art and the work of this important artist in relation to the art scene of his time by the means of a series of cultural initiatives ranging...

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The Presentation of the Virgin Mary by Tintoretto

Walking further along the very same aisle, we come across one of the earliest masterpieces by Jacopo Tintoretto. He was so fond of this church, living in the vicinity, that he was buried here in 1594 inside the very same chapel that hosts his beloved daughter...

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Biennale

Unequal led, often outrageous, always a matter of discussion and anyway attended, observed, commented on, Biennale di Venezia keeps the 'mandarins' taking. It was founded in 1895, but Biennale is an institution with a long and complex history as well as rich in...

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