Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Discovering the Art in Venice

Venice is an Italian city renowned all over the world for its incomparable beauty. The city comprises of a massive group of almost 120 islands that are all connected by small bridges. One of the highlights of travelling to Venice is the beautiful art on offer. Art in Venice includes many manifestations and monuments although there are some of them that stand out more prominently than others.

The Peggy Guggenheim Museum is something not to be missed when visiting Italy. The collection of this museum bears all the personal life of Guggenheim and is dedicated to it for the amazing work done to promote art of every form. The museum comprises of art from different varieties and styles like futurism, cubism, surrealism, metaphysical painting, American abstract expressionism, avant-garde sculpture and European abstraction as well.

The Venezia  Murano store in Venice, Italy. This was taken during my third visit in Venice.
The main mode of travelling within Venice is by boat and you can use one to get to the dell’Accademia di Venezia. This place was originally founded by the state of Venetia in the year 1750. The main attractions of this place are the various works of art it houses. Most of the art pieces are from Venetian masters who lived in the 17th and 18th century. Among the artists whose works can be found in the collection of dell’Accademia di Venezia there are Leonardo Da Vinci, Carpaccio and Giovanni Bellini.

The Gondolas in Venice. I finally experienced it during my third visit last July 2011.
Among the most popular places for those on a tour of Art in Venice is the Museo del Vetro, aka the Glass Museum. The museum was established in the year 1861 on the island of Murano. The island itself is located to the north of Venice. Housing a Murano glass collection that is the largest in the world, the museum offers visitors a peak into the history of glass manufacturing apart from housing beautiful examples from great masters.

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