After meandering through the labyrinth of narrow streets and winding canals of Venice, stepping into the vast space of St Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) is truly breathtaking. A large open area beautifully framed by splendid buildings, a palace and even a tower or two, this is one area of Venice you truly must see. […]
The Campanile (bell tower) of St Mark’s Piazza in Venice is one of the city’s most iconic symbols. Towering over the stunning façade of St Mark’s Basilica, the bell tower was originally built in the 800’s to serve as a lookout over a nearby dock. Taking some 3 centuries to complete, it stood only […]
Many of Gustav Klimt’s most well-known works are said to have been inspired by mosaics in Venice*. As such, it seems only fitting that some of the famed Austrian artist’s most well-known works will be exhibited in Venice, Italy, to mark 150 years since his birth. The Klimt exhibit, titled ‘The Sign of Hoffmann and […]
A new building for the Australian contemporary art exhibit at the Venice Biennale has been announced. Construction of the new space is set to be complete by 2015. Designed by Denton Corker Marshall architectual firm, financing of the $6 million structure is to be entirely privately funded. The new Australian pavillion will showcase art, architecture, […]
Austrian abstract artist Arnulf Rainer is emblazoning the Venice Biennale 2011 with his art, continuing his 33 year association with the famed Venice art event. Born in 1929 in Baden, Austria, Rainer has received international acclaim for his works that have evolved, and continue to evolve, throughout his prolific career. Rainer’s work is often categorised […]
After three decades as a performance artists, Marina Abramovi? is known to refer to herself as the ‘grandmother of performance art’. But there is nothing old about her works, which continue to inspire, amaze and even bring people to tears! During these thirty-something years as an artist, Abramovi? has amassed a body of work that […]
Every two years, Venice revels itself to not only be the home of some of the most beautiful historic buildings and traditions, but also to be a leading location for some of the world’s best contemporary artists at La Biennale di Venezia.