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For Venetians, sensitivity to art is instinctive. A taste for the ‘beautiful’ and the ‘refined’ can only be accentuated in a city such as Venice, in which art is continually spoken about and embodiment of the aesthetic is at its finest.
But Venetian taste is highly specific and rarely acquiesces to new influences. Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque trends have been shaped and styled according to the will of the Venetian people who set themselves apart from every perspective.
It is this aspect that established Paolo Veneziano, the Vivarini and Bellini families, Vittore Carpaccio, Giorgione, Jacopo Tintoretto, Titian and Paolo Veronese up until Giambattista Tiepolo as among the greatest painters of their era. They became known as the colour painters from the way in which the tones in their paintings reproduced the reflection of colours in the lagoon waters. Warm and enveloping, the images were a powerful testament to the strength of the Republic, brightly and triumphantly portraying the banquets and grandeur of the noble families.
They are the supreme incarnation of the Venetian spirit that prevails in depictions of religious episodes, such as in mythological scenes: the viewer is never detached but immersed in the scene as protagonist. Venetian paintings are not to be merely looked at, they are to be lived in.
A visit to the Accademia Galleries invites you to trace the steps in the evolution of Venetian art, from 1300 to 1700. It is a journey through time, immersed in a swirl of reds, greens and blues, through spirituality and splendour.
The tour includes:
- Pick up at your hotel if located in Venice
- Guided tour of the museum
Pricing Information: € 210,00
The tour does not include:
- Entrance Tickets to the museum: Admission € 11.00, reduced € 8.00 (EU citizens 18/25 years), free up 5 to 18 years and over 65 years only EU
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
The visit can not be made on Monday afternoon to the museum closing.