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Art history courses Venice

Art history courses Venice

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Art History Courses Venice (Group Courses)
Art history courses Venice

Art history courses Venice

Art history courses Venice
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Mainly devoted to the Venetian History of Art, the group courses of 10/15 hours per week will take place from Monday to Friday, and there will be lessons take in the classroom, in the historical places of the city, and in front of the works of art preserved in churches, buildings and museums.

Subjects of study are the history and the culture of the Republic of Venice, and their relationships with the rest of Italy, Europe and the Mediterranean, from the origins up to today.

You will be given the chance of directly knowing the works of the great Venetian artists in relation to the spaces they were created for, and where, today, they can still often be found.

This will allow you to appreciate the meaning of the places attended and embellished by great artists as Bellini, Carpaccio, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and many others.

The group courses (min. 3 students) will allow you to know the historical, social and cultural context in which the great Venetian monuments were built, but they will also offer the opportunity to interact with the other students, and to compare their cultural background with the Italian culture.


Art History Courses Venice
Group courses Prices
3 hours: 45 Euros
1 week (15 hours):  220 Euros




Daily brief group courses

About “Art history Courses Venice” There are also Brief courses available (until 6 hours per day), please contact us to define dates and customized programs.

Some examples of one week art history courses Venice (group course):


1. The arts of the Serenissima. Centuries X-XVIII

It is a general course on the greatest examples and moments of the Venetian historical-artistic development. The program examines the works of the most meaningful protagonists of the millennial history of  Venice. Great prominence will be given to the relationships between the Serenissima and the oriental and European worlds.

2. Venice between the Middle Ages and Renaissance

The course offers a series of considerations on the age of humanism and the Italian Renaissance as seen from the perspective of Venice. We will analyze the greatest figures of the Venetian art of the centuries XIV-XV and the urban development of the Serenissima. The course will consider lessons in external.

3. The shines of the Gothic Venetian

From the Gothic both civilian and governmental of Palazzo Ducale to the evolution of the Venetian aristocratic house. From the small churches of the origins, to the great conventual basilicas of the Frari and SS. Giovanni and Paul. In Venice, the Gothic period means great urban, social and artistic transformations.

4. Bisanzio and Venice

Venice rises on the myths of the origins that tie it to Bisanzio. In the XIII century, the Serenissima conquered and replaced Constantinople. It changed its image, recreating the shines of east. St. Mark’s, the Basilica and its square get renewed; The Doge decorates his palace with marbles and Greek sculptures; the nobles imitate him. The city becomes a capital.

Great protagonists of the Renaissance. The ‘400.

The course deals with the life and works of some of the great interpreters of the Venetian artistic scene of the first Renaissance. The ateliers of the Bellinis and the Vivarinis, Vittore Carpaccio, Mauro Codussi and the atelier of the Lombardos. The great Schools of St. Marco, St. Giovanni Evangelista and St. Rocco.

6. Great protagonists of the Renaissance. The ‘500.

This course can be considered as a natural continuation of the precedent one. The monographic lessons will concentrate on Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Tiziano, Veronese and Tintoretto, for painting; on Sansovino and Palladium, for architecture and sculpture.

7. Jacopo Tintoretto and his time

In the century of Tintoretto, Venice is a capital in which power and art exploit each other. The artist is the true interpreter of the society and of the contradictions of his time. Politics, business and religion will be observed through the eyes and the iconography of the painter. The course proposes an itinerary through the art and the culture of the Venetian Five hundred.

8. Giovanni Bellini and his time

Giovanni is the last and more refined exponent of a glorious dynasty of Venetian artists. Son of Jacopo, brother of Gentile and Andrew Mantegna’s brother-in-law, Giovanni will be credited with founding the bases for the glorious Venetian art of his century.

But he was also a link between tradition and innovation. The course will not concentrate only on the work of this master, but it will also try to delineate the cultural and historical panorama of an epoch.

9. Venice in modern age

What is the inheritance of the Renaissance? What happens in the Venetian culture among the ‘600 and the ‘700? The course proposes an itinerary on the last phase of the Serenisssima.

After the shines of the palladian Five hundred, the Baroque parenthesis of Baldassarre Longhena, and then the marvelous and dramatic Seven hundred that marks the end of a world.

10. Venice after Venice

The course will offer the chance to understand what happened in Venice after the fall of the Republic.From the Napoleonic Age to contemporary Venice: the lessons will deal with the crisis of the role of the ex Republic capital, with its destiny, with its present.

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