- the virtual citizenship of Venice
By VeneziaAltrove 2010 - From the Serenissima to the east of the continent
What did Venice and its culture mean to the European area that extends beyond Vienna? This is the question we try to respond to this year, guided by our curiosity about whether Venice was of significance not only to the grand imperial capitals (Vienna and St Petersburg), as analysed in two of (...)
Thursday 13 January 2011
The city of the emperor and the city of the doge- Almanac VeneziAltrovve n.8-2009
VeneziAltrove has travelled the world in its search for traces of Venetian artistic production. But for years we have put off going to Vienna , even though we knew just the two ciiities and cultures have been. Those given to maliciousness might say deeply for Venice , in fact, knows that (...)
Friday 19 March 2010
Fortuny and “Pesaro degli Orfei” Palace
“Of all the clothes and dressing gown Madame de Guermantes wore, those who appear to me as bearing a special meaning, were the ones made by Fortuny on the basis of ancient Venetian drawings.” As Marcel Proust writes in this passage of “The Prisoner”, where even the fugitive Albertine is touched by (...)
Wednesday 6 May 2009
From Almanac of the Venetian presence in the world 2006
Each year, when I read the articles for "VeneziAltrove" I feel the way Mario Luzi expresses all too well in one of his poems: "You revive my expectations" A layman, I am personally amazed ah how automatically one becomes engrossed in the vortex of the diaspora of Venice’s cultural heritage in (...)
venerdì 9 febbraio 2007
By VeneziaAltrove 2005 Almanac of the venetian presence in the world
In Cicerone, A guide to the enjoyment of works of art in Italy, a milestone in the history of art, Jacob Burckhardt admits that in 1855 in the whole of Italy he does not know of paintings by Antonello da Messina that can “definitely be attributed to him apart from the portrait of a man with (...)
Tuesday 28 March 2006
There was a diaspora; but how was such fortune possible?
Out of professional habit, I often find myself analyzing phenomena that gradually attract my attention from an opposite point of view. And it is because of this habit, not because of a snobbish temptation to go against the trend, that I have often asked myself what the other side of the (...)
Thursday 16 March 2006
After Michiel saw it in 1525, a complete reconstruction of the painting’s journey
"But what will they say?", the American magnate Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) asked while standing in front of his sublime works of art. He saw them as “living entities” capable of communicating with the viewer pausing to contemplate them from one of the sofas in the elegant, new building between (...)
Friday 25 March 2005
From the lagoon all over the world
“Militaire et mari” sings the tenor in the Figlia del Reggimento (Regiment’s Daughter) holding the scene with more “C” sharps than the history of music remembers. And, for years now, it is in that combination of roles that I find myself each time I pick up this Almanac, (Venezialtrove-almanac of the (...)
Tuesday 21 December 2004
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