Tag Archives: Venice

New Art Books: ‘Venice – A Sketchbook Guide’ (2022)

Matthew Rice is a long-time observer and illustrator of cities, buildings and all those who inhabit them, with an uncanny ability to express the energy of a place through a few lines of ink and splashes of paint.

For years, Venice has been a source of deep creative inspiration for him; and now, in Venice: A Sketchbook Guide, he captures the highlights of this most beguiling of Italian cities. Unsurprisingly, given his abiding passion for architecture, Matthew provides a wealth of information about the ‘stones’ of Venice, including an illustrated guide to the main building styles of the city – Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern – and exemplars of its balconies, bridges and campaniles.

Further sections explore the city’s sestieri – its six residential quarters – as well as its history, paintings, festivals, wildlife and, not least, its cicchetti and aperitivi. Following the same landscape format as Matthew’s real-life sketchbooks, Venice: A Sketchbook Guide will combine enchanting watercolour illustrations with an informed, personal and witty text, and promises to delight all visitors to Venice, armchair or actual.

Exhibitions: ‘Surrealism And Magic’ At The Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Through September 26, “Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity”, curated by Gražina Subelytė, Associate Curator, Peggy Guggenheim Collection. A joint project between the museum and the Museum Barberini, where it will be on view from Oct. 22, 2022 to Jan. 2023.

Exhibition Tours: Venice Art Biennale – April 2022

Virtual Tour of the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in the Giardini. Venice Art Biennale 2022: The Milk of Dreams. Venice (Italy), April 20, 2022.

The 59th Venice Biennale is an upcoming international contemporary art exhibition to be held between April and November 2022. The Venice Biennale takes place biennially in Venice, Italy. Artistic director Cecilia Alemani will curate its central exhibition. 

Venice Biennale: ‘Hanji House’ – The Grand Canal

Stefano Boeri Architetti has designed a site-specific pavilion made of a traditional Korean paper-folding technique and tangram for the 59th Venice Art Biennale which will open to the public from 23 April to 27 November 2022 in Italy

The pavilion, called Hanji House, is visible from the Grand Canal of Venice with its four-pyramidal roofs. The pavilion was designed to be in dialogue with an exhibition, titled Chun Kwang Young: Times Reimagined, as part of the Art Biennale. 

The exhibition features 40 large-scale mulberry-paper reliefs, sculptures and installations created by the Korean artist Chun Kwang Young at the Palazzo Contarini Polignac in Venice.

“Hanji” is the name of a traditional Korean paper made technique deriving from mulberry, also known as the “thousand years paper” due to its great resistance. 

Spring 2022 Walks: Canals And Streets Of Venice (4K)

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Video timeline: 0:00:00​ – Intro 0:00:47​ – RIALTO BRIDGE 0:04:03​ – RIALTO VAPORETTO STOP 0:04:39 – CALLE LARGA MAZZINI 0:05:28 – CAMPO S. SALVADOR 0:06:06​ – CALLE DELLE ACQUE 0:09:02​ – MARZARIA DEL CAPITELLO 0:10:29​ – PONTE DEI BARETERI 0:11:13​ – MARZARIA S. ZULIAN 0:12:50​ – CHIESA DI SAN ZULIAN 0:14:08 – CAMPO DE LA GUERRA

Walking Tours: San Polo District In Venice, Italy (4K)

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Video timeline: 0:00:00​ – Intro 0:02:02 – CAMPO ERBERIA 0:05:10​ – RUGA VECCHIA S. GIOVANNI 0:06:30​ – C. DELLA MADONNA 0:07:42​ – RIVA DEL VIN 0:08:34​ – RIALTO BRIDGE 0:16:44​ – CAMPO S. BORTOLOMIO 0:18:31​ – GRAND CANAL 0:21:18​ – PONTE DE L’OGIO 0:22:13​ – SALIZADA S. GIOVANNI GRISOSTOM 0:23:02​ – CORTE DEL TEATRO 0:24:48 – CORTE SECONDA DEL MILION 0:25:46​ – CALLE SCALETA 0:27:08​ – CALLE CARMINATI 0:27:46​ – CAMPO SAN LIO 0:28:40​ – SALIZADA S. LIO 0:30:52​ – CALLE DEL MONDO NOVO 0:32:37​ – CAMPO SANTA MARIA FORMOSA 0:34:56​ – CAMPIELLO QUERINI STAMPALIA 0:36:04​ – FONDAMENTA DEL REMEDIO 0:37:06​ – PONTE DEL REMEDIO

Tours: Venice Carnival 2022 In Piazza San Marco

Venice Carnival is one of the most famous carnival celebrations in the world. Every year 3 million people descend upon this floating city to soak up the iconic scenery, admire the extravagant costumes and masks, and be part of an electric atmosphere.

There is no other place in the world that celebrates carnival like Venice, and everyone must experience it at least once in their lifetime!

The 2022 Venice Carnival dates will run Saturday, 12th February 2022 – Tuesday 1st March 2022. 

Venice Carnival always finishes on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday which is the last allowed day when one can indulge in gluttony, excess and debauchery, before the 40 days of Lent will begin.

The final weekend of Venice Carnival is said to be the best time to attend. So, from Fat Thursday (Giovedì Grasso) until Shrove Tuesday (Martedì Grasso), is when the best events occur. It is also the busiest time to be in Venice for Carnival.

Views: The Gondolas And Canals Of Venice, Italy

The gondola is a traditional venetian boat used to move around the city of Venice Italy. In the absence of roads, the inhabitants couldn’t use horses, and the size of the canals required a thin and flat bottomed embarcation. The venitian gondola surely answers all those problems.

The construction of a gondola requires a lot of time ( about a year ) and some well selected pieces of wood (8 different types). The craftsman starts by building the skeleton, then adds the sides and keeps building on top of the structure.

Tilt-Shift Views: Cities & Landscapes Of Europe (4K)

This is a short compliation with some of the best shots from all Little Big World episodes that were released in 2021. Pandemic-wise there are mostly episodes from Europe except for the Los Angeles film, which was shot pre-pandemic.

Chapters 00:00 Ore Mountains, Germany 00:21 Hallstatt, Austria 00:31 Moldova 00:47 Venice, Italy 01:02 Danube Delta Romania 01:10 Romania 01:33 Sofia, Bulgaria 01:45 Los Angeles, USA 01:55 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Walking Tour: Dorsoduro District In Venice, Italy (4K)

Dorsoduro is Venice’s university district and the streets around the Campo Santa Margherita are filled with unpretentious eateries, indie shops and vintage fashion boutiques. After dark, informal bars draw a young local crowd. Important cultural destinations here include the Gallerie dell’Accademia, for classic Venetian masterpieces, and the waterside Peggy Guggenheim Collection, which houses modern works.

Timeline: 0:00:00​ – Intro 0:01:0​9 – FONDAMENTA ZATTERE AL PONTE LONGO 0:06:58​ – SOTOPORTEGO FIORAVANTE 0:07:47 – PONTE DE LA SCOAZZERA 0:08:33 – CAMPO S. TROVASO 0:09:04 – FONDAMENTA BONLINI 0:09:53 – PONTE S. TROVASO 0:10:27​ – FONDAMENTA NANI 0:13:26​ – FONDAMENTA ZATTERE AI GESUATI 0:18:48​ – FONDAMENTA BRAGADIN 0:20:58 – CAMPO SAN VIO 0:21:50​ – CALLE NUOVO SANT’AGNESE 0:23:33​ – PONTE DELL’ACCADEMIA 0:26:06​ – CAMPIELLO S. VIDAL