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In the Shadow of the Lion of St. Mark

Art in Venice and its Territories from its Beginnings to 1895

Editors: William Barcham Stefania Mason
Publishing Manager: Johan Van der Beke
Imprint: Harvey Miller
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ISSN 2736-7118

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single-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist

Art History, Venice & its Territories, 7th - 19th Century, Medieval Art, Renaissance Art, Baroque, Performing Arts, Painting, Venetian Art, Patronage, Private Collections, Commerce of Art

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This series focuses on Venetian art and culture in relation to their social/historical context from Venice's formation through the centuries of its power as an independent Republic and while its artists established the city and state as one of the pre-eminent centers of artistic creation. Among the themes this series focuses on, are distinctive forms of patronage and collecting, innovative materials and the connections between the capital city and its possessions on the mainland and in the empire. Yet the cutoff point is not 1797 when Venice tragically fell to Napoleon but rather 1895, that is, the date of the establishment of the Biennale in 1895 in order to encompass another century of Venetian art when new creative horizons opened notwithstanding political turbulence and altering jurisdictions over the city.

All’ombra del Leone di San Marco,
L’arte a Venezia e nei suoi territori dalla sua fondazione al 1895 

Questa serie intende presentare studi sull'arte e la cultura veneziana in rapporto al tessuto sociale dalla fondazione di Venezia lungo i secoli del suo dominio come Repubblica indipendente e uno dei più importanti centri di creazione artistica in Europa. Forme peculiari di mecenatismo e collezionismo, di innovazione nelle tecniche artistiche o di rapporti tra la capitale e le periferie dell’Impero sono alcuni tra i temi che saranno affrontati. Il limite cronologico scelto non coincide con la fatidica data della resa a Napoleone, nel 1797, ma si estende fino all'istituzione della Biennale nel 1895, quando la città torna ad essere un centro culturale internazionale. Viene così incluso un altro secolo di arte nelle lagune e in terraferma, che continua a mostrare segni di vitalità nonostante le turbolenze politiche e le dominazioni straniere.


    Main Language: English

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