City of Artists
1.10.2016 — 15.1.2017

William Turner (1775-1851):Venedig, die Seufzerbrücke, 1840, Tate, London. Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

City of Artists

1.10.2016 — 15.1.2017

Like no other city, Venice has presented a challenge to artists throughout the centuries. Its location which is defined by the sea and its magnificent architectural backdrop along the Grand Canal convey the impression of a theatrical production that provokes an artistic response. From 1500 to the beginning of the twentieth century, Venice was celebrated by painters as the city of vision: Water, ships and processions provided a large audience with spectacles. Instead of paintings by the Venetian School, this exhibition focuses on the intense experiences triggered by the city and their transformation into art. It demonstrates why Venice remains one of the most inspirational places on earth. Due to the Biennale, Venice has remained a meeting place for artists. The exhibition presents paintings of Venice by Carpaccio, Canaletto, Tiepolo, Turner, Ruskin, Corot, Monet and Kandinsky.


daily 11:00 am — 7:00 pm
thursday 11:00 am — 9:00 pm

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Adults: 12 Euro
Reduced: 6 Euro
Tuesdays (except holidays): 6 Euro


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City of Artists

Exhibition Catalog

Editors Franz Wilhelm Kaiser
and Kathrin Baumstark
Articles by T. Bottecchia, B. Dayer Gallati, L. De Rossi, M. Gaier and I. Richter-Musso
Description 192 Pages
220 Images in Colour
Publishing House Hirmer Verlag,
Price 39,90 Euro
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