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Online Day of Discovery: Inside the City of Renaissance Venice

Join historian Elaine Ruffolo and other history lovers for a class on Renaissance Venice! During two lectures, study the city’s beginnings and its rise as a center of Renaissance art.
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Online Day of Discovery: Inside the City of Renaissance Venice

Join historian Elaine Ruffolo and other history lovers for a class on Renaissance Venice! During two lectures, study the city’s beginnings and its rise as a center of Renaissance art.
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By the opening of the 15th century, Venice was enjoying an unprecedented period of wealth and prosperity as a center of international trade, and the Venetian school of painting was reaching the height of its power and influence, a position that it maintained through the 16th century. During a morning and afternoon session, join art historian Elaine Ruffolo for an in-depth look at the development of the Republic of Venice, and find out how this golden era known as La Serenissima is reflected in the art generated for its churches, confraternities, and palaces decorated by artists like Carpaccio, Bellini, Giorgione, Titian and Tintoretto.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn from Elaine Ruffolo, a Renaissance art historian, who has lectured at Syracuse and Stanford universities and developed academic programming for the Smithsonian and the Vatican Museums!
  • Gain an understanding of the founding of the Republic of Venice, known as La Serenissima, and the city’s development as a major center of art in Europe during two enriching lectures.
  • Finish the day with an interactive small-group discussion and question and answer session with your instructor to get all your questions answered about the Renaissance in Venice.

General Notes

Your online program will be between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (ET) with a 1-hour break for lunch between the morning and afternoon sessions. The morning presentation is available to a large audience, while the afternoon private presentation and discussion is limited to 75 participants.
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Venice: An Illustrated Miscellany
by Philippe Sollers
An illustrated literary stroll through the cultural heritage of Italy’s most romantic city that leads from Shakespeare through Henry James, Simone de Beauvoir and Antonio Vivaldi.
Italian Venice, A History
by R. J. B. Bosworth
An elegant history of Venice after the loss of its statehood in 1789 at the hands of Napoleon. Bosworth introduces Venice's political unrests since that time, how Venice has modernized and the mal-effects of Global Climate Change and "Disneylandification."
The World of Venice
by Jan Morris
Morris displays her talent for research, telling anecdote and well-wrought prose in this spirited portrait of a beloved city, its history and inhabitants. If you are going to read one book on Venice, we recommend this favorite.





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