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Art in Venice. The Lion of the Sea. Douglas Skeggs Wednesday 04 November 2020

For three hundred years Venice was the most powerful city- state in the Mediterranean, and much of its wealth was put towards ornamenting itself with works of art. These golden years of Venice’s history were to produce the works of Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese. Then, when the Republic collapsed and the city fell into decay, it became a treasure house for the artistic imagination. Painters from all over Europe came to Venice to paint its quiet back waters, and the city was reborn as a romantic vision.
This Study morning looks into the artists who have lived and worked in Venice, from Titian, Tintoretto to Turner and Monet their styles, their techniques and how each added his own unique contribution to the artistic legend of the city.

10.30am to 1.00pm
Barley Room, Maltings Farnham £20.00 (in advance only)
Sarah Ann Hallett

Mr Douglas Skeggs read Fine Art at Magdalene College Cambridge and has been a lecturer on paintings since 1980. In that time he has given many lectures to universities, colleges and art societies, in Britain and Europe.  In addition he is a writer, artist and TV presenter.


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