A great museum is often the focal point of an artistic metropolis. While Paris is home to the Louvre, London the National Gallery and New York the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the paintings in Venice--some of the most important and magnificent found anywhere on the globe--are not housed under a single roof. Instead, the city as a whole is known as the greatest 'storehouse' of paintings in the world. The work of great masters, past and modern alike, like Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, Picasso, Klimt, Chagall and Kandinsky can be viewed in Venice from a variety of vantage points, all quite prestigious.
This impressive, beautifully printed, 600-page book traces a path of Venice masterpieces from the grand halls of the Gallerie dell'Accademia and Palazzo Ducale to numerous sacred churches, public meeting spaces, private collections and schools.
Number of Pages: 624
Publication Date: 20 Mar 2001
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 29.7(H) x 25.1(L) x 5.3(W)
Weight (gm): 4100
Augusto Gentili is Professor of Modern Art at the University of Venice, specializing in Venetian painting from the 1400s to the 1500s. He has written extensively on Carpaccio, Titian, Tintoretto and Lotto.