All art located in Venice, Italy
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The “Vitruvian Man” presupposes, with enough effort, idealism can be achieved in human reality.
This rock crystal ewer is a unique testament to the height of rock crystal production in Fatimid Cairo.
An exceptional example of Byzantine craftsmanship, this shimmering icon was taken from Constantinople to Venice during the Crusades
Three chalices show the important roles that materiality, ornament, and craftsmanship could play in an object’s cross-cultural mobility, reuse, and preservation through the centuries.
A painting shows life on the Grand Canal of Venice, including Black gondoliers
Crusaders sacked Constantinople and brought looted treasures back to Venice before the Byzantines recaptured their capital city.
The first Ghetto, Jews in Renaissance Venice
The original Ghetto, on a small Venetian island, hides Renaissance era synagogues of startling beauty
fresco, mosaic, and marble threatened by a rising sea and the salt it leaves behind
Nearly everything in medieval and Renaissance Venice was stolen or imported—and the Venetians advertised that on the facade of the Cathedral.
Acts of sacred theft, Venice as a mosaic of treasures from afar
In the distance, lightning strikes. What does it mean? Poetic and evocative, this painting invites interpretation.