Review: Art & Photography Trip to Venice

Category: Community, General, Art, Trips

For full five days at the beginning of the Easter holidays saw 16 Art and Photography pupils exploring aspects of the incomparable city of Venice.

The treasures in Galleria d'Academia, Ca'd Oro, the Scuda San Rocco, Ca le'Rezzonico and the Peggie Guggenheim Museum were eagerly sought out and explored. Amongst churches; S.Zaccaria containing a Giovanni Bernini masterpiece "the San Zaccaria Alterpiece", the Frari, containing Titan's "Assumption of the Virgin", S. Georgio Maggiore and it's Campanile, Santa Maria della Salute and the Redentore were examined internally and externally from an architectural as well as aesthetic perspectives. An exhibition of one hundred of John Ruskin's Venetian drawings ("the Englishman who saved Venice") at the Doge's Palace was certainly a highlight amongst highlights.

GALLERY: Click here for a selection of images

Drawing and painting on location were interspersed with a picnic on the beach at the Lido, a walk to Arsenale, a visit to Murano island, coffee & ice-cream stops and in the evening, sampling dishes at Venetian off-the-tourist-trail restaurants. 

Edward Twohig
Head of Art

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