Venetian Archive

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In the series of depicting the port of Bacino de San Marco by the artist this is another fine depiction of the historically important place. The scene includes the monumental buildings like the Clock Tower of the St. Mark’s Square on the right side being the highest structure in the landscape. Right before it, the building is called Doge’s palace which was built by the Doge of Venice, the ultimate authority of the Venetian government. It became the central building of the government after the governance was moved in the palace. The building on the left side of Doge’s Palace is called Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana meaning National Library of St Mark’s in English. It is a building from the renaissance period. Throughout the many years, […]

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Iconic landscape of Venice, at the evening time, has been depicted by Felix Ziem the French artist. It is among his around 5 versions of the quai des Esclavons, means Dock of Esclvaons. This dock has been used for centuries for overseas trades. Other than the trading ships (which are slightly seen on the far left) the painting mainly depicts the Venice’s iconic boats, the Gondolas, leaving the dockyard. It is depicted middle with darker colors. Those are the main links to sail around the city as the City of Water has canals instead of streets. Gondolas can’t much further in the ocean due to its small size and limited amount of goods it can carry. The title in French language also gives importance to […]

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Subtle description of the city of Venice concentrating mainly on the Grand Canal the painting silently adheres the grandeur of the city. Felix Ziem’s series about his favorite city discovers various dimensions and places of the city in artistic way. The glory of Venice is wide-spread in the world. Just like Vatican City, Venice also comprises historically noteworthy building. But unlike Vatican’s religious impression on the visitor’s mind, Venice enjoys nickname of a romantic city. Many visitors on their romantic journey visit Venice and take a ride on the Gondolas – the small iconic boats of the city which travels through-out the canals. The boats in the painting are the same Gondolas without which Venice’s depiction would be considered incomplete. A routine of placing elements […]

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