Bowers Programs

Art in Context: The Arts of Venice from Byzantium to Biennale (Part 2 of 6)


Presented by Lisa Boutin Vitela, Renaissance Scholar
This series explores Venice’s improbable rise from the lagoon and tracks Venetian art from late antiquity through today.
FEBRUARY 1 | Introducing Venice: A Mythical and Historical City
FEBRUARY 8 | Early Renaissance: Venice and the Makings of a Cosmopolitan City

Venetian artists created unique interpretations of the prevailing Renaissance style during the fifteenth century. This set the stage for the Florence (design) versus Venice (color) competition, which resulted from the cities’ differing painting methods. The Bellini family workshop (Jacopo, Giovanni, and Gentle) would bring the city great renown as the first Venetian Renaissance painters, while the “eyewitness” style of painter Vittore Carpaccio provided idealistic glimpses into Venetian daily life.
FEBRUARY 15 | Venice Ascendant: Giorgione, Titian, and the High Renaissance
FEBRUARY 22 | Late Renaissance in Venice: Looking Back to Look Forward
MARCH 1 | Venice and Modernity: The Grand Tour, Napoleon, and Carnival
MARCH 8 | A Contemporary Art Center: Biennale di Venezia

Series Package: Member $50 | General $75 (purchase the series package and you’ll attend one lecture for free!)
Individual Lecture: Member $10 | General $15

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February 8, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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