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Venice Through the Eyes of Artists

Through the centuries, the light and watery landscape of Venice has inspired countless artists. This course will explore a city that has changed little but has been viewed differently by artists from the Renaissance to today. We will look at artworks by local and visiting artists such as Giovanni and Gentile Bellini, Canaletto, Marco Ricci, Joseph Turner, John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet, Paul Signac, Jane Peterson, Alfred Stieglitz, Sophie Calle, and Inge Morath. Paintings and drawings will be juxtaposed with photographs to show the special topography.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Familiarity with famous works of art depicting Venice
  • Knowledge of Venice’s important historic and cultural sites
  • An understanding of how Venice inspired and influenced the work of great artists

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Aspiring and practicing arts professionals
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.