THE DOGE’S PALACE IN VENICE: WORKS, ENTRANCE TICKETS AND OPENING TIMES
The Doge’s Palace in Venice is a must see for every tourist who visits the lagoon city.
The building lies next to the Basilica of St. Mark, and sums up all the history of Venice, its conquests, battles and domination over the Mediterranean Sea.
The Doge’s Palace in Venice was the residence of the Doge, and was used for the administration of justice and for political and legislative activity.
Each statue, each painting and each capital is located in this building with the specific purpose of showing the power and the wealth of Venice to the world (as I’ve already explained in the post I dedicated to the history of the Doge’s Palace).
Auguste Rodin, Il pensatore, statua monumentale, 1880 circa – Parigi, musée Rodin. © musée Rodin, foto Jean de Calan
RODIN IN ITALY: AN EXHIBITION TO CELEBRATE THE FRENCH SCULPTOR
The works by Auguste Rodin in Italy for an exhibition which will mark the end of the celebrations held on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of the great French artist.
At the Museum of Santa Caterina in Treviso, which has already hosted the great exhibition on the history of Impressionism, on display around 80 works including the most important masterpieces by Auguste Rodin.
In this post you’ll find the works on display, the dates and opening times of the exhibition, and the link to buy your ticket.
READ ALSO: What to see in Treviso, what to see and where to go.
Antonio Canova, Amore e Psiche
PSYCHE REVIVED BY CUPID’S KISS: WHERE IS LOCATED, WHO COMMISIONED IT TO CANOVA, WHAT IT REPRESENTS
Psyche revived by Cupid’s kiss is one of the most beautiful and famous sculpture groups by Antonio Canova. It represents the meeting between two young lovers and is the metaphor of the eternal struggle between rationality and instinct, between heart and mind.
I’ve already described the works of this artist in the photo gallery dedicated to works by Canova, as the representation of beauty and of a universal idea of beauty.
Probably, Canova’s art peaked with Psyche revived by Cupid’s kiss, and in this post you’ll find the information about who commissioned the work to Canova, what it represents and where you can admire it.
WHAT TO SEE IN VILLACH: HISTORIC CENTRE AND MUSEUMS
In this post I’ll tell you what to see in Villach, the town I visited during the period of the Christmas markets, and which offers a lot of interesting things to do if you’re a mountain lover, a lake holidays lover or an art and history lover, like me.
Here is what to do in Villach and its surroundings, having a walk through its historic centre and its surroundings.
READ ALSO: Trains to Vienna, how to reach Vienna by train having a stopover in Villach.
Image source: Cultura – Biografieonline.it
THE LAMENTATION OVER THE DEAD CHRIST BY MANTEGNA: WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE MOST AMAZING ARTWORK OF THE 15TH CENTURY
The Lamentation over the Dead Christ is considered one of the most beautiful, intense and moving artworks of the 15th century.
We know neither when nor for whom it was painted, but what is certain is that Mantegna kept the second version of the painting, indicated in the documents as one of the paintings he bequeathed to his son Ludovico.
In this post I’ll explain why The Lamentation over the Dead Christ is a masterpiece and where you can admire Mantegna’s painting.
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