Vicenza: Elegant City of Art with Dr. Susan Steer

Vicenza: Elegant City of Art with Dr. Susan Steer


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Join us for a trip to the beautiful city of Vicenza, halfway between Venice and Verona. Together we will contextualize the artistic masterpieces of Bellini, Veronese, and Tiepolo, as well as the celebrated architecture of Andrea Palladio.
Our journey through the elegant and prosperous city of Vicenza will expose the ecclesiastical paintings by stellar Venetian artists including Bellini and Veronese, as well as the superb frescoes in Villa Valmarana by Giambattista Tiepolo.  
Much quirkier and truly intriguing, are the frescoes in the Villa’s annex by his son, the extraordinary and but less well-known Giandomenico. And of course, we must take a closer look at the exquisite architectural stylings of Andrea Palladio, whose career was launched in Vicenza, thanks to a foresightful patron who spotted genius in the young stonemason. 
Palladio’s Vicentine designs transformed the city and include: 
  • the renovation of the medieval civic center -- now called the Basilica Palladiana
  • the Palazzo Chiericati, now home to the city’s civic museums
  • the famous and influential Villa Rotunda
  • the Teatro Olimpico, a theatre complete with stage scenery that is still used for performances today. 
Led by an expert on Italian Medieval and Renaissance art, Dr. Susan Steer, this interactive seminar will introduce Vicenza’s most important monuments and artworks. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased knowledge of the art of northern Italy and a great desire to visit or return to this beautiful and still vibrant city. 
This conversation is part of a series with Dr. Susan Steer. Sessions can also be joined independently and in order.


About Your Expert

Susan Steer PhD is an art historian specializing in Medieval and Renaissance Venice. Susan has an extensive teaching background, lecturing on Italian art for universities in the UK and in Italy. She has also worked as a paintings researcher at museums in the UK, and has published on Italian Renaissance and Baroque art in leading specialist journals. She has lived in Venice for over 20 years.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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B.K. (San Antonio, US)
Wonderful experience

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J.G. (Marietta, US)
Good overview of Vicenza with Dr. Susan Steer

I have participated in other Conversations done by Dr. Susan Steer. They were first rate, and this one was as well.

I came away thinking my wife and I might like to visit Vicenza.

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Susan G (Wilmette, US)
Wonderful

After watching Susan's seminar, I now want to travel to Vincenza - a tribute to her wonderful presentation!

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Courtney S. (Boise, US)

This was a thorough and informative tour of Vicenza. We are planning to visit in the Fall and thought this would be useful to give us a background about the city before we arrive. We were very happy with Dr. Steer's presentation. Grazie mille!

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Deb Schmidle (Ithaca, US)
Great Overview

Dr. Steer gave an excellent overview of both the city and of noted architect, Andrea Palladio. I very much appreciated the resource sheet and look forward to some of Dr. Steer's other seminars and courses.

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B.K. (San Antonio, US)
Wonderful experience

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J.G. (Marietta, US)
Good overview of Vicenza with Dr. Susan Steer

I have participated in other Conversations done by Dr. Susan Steer. They were first rate, and this one was as well.

I came away thinking my wife and I might like to visit Vicenza.

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Susan G (Wilmette, US)
Wonderful

After watching Susan's seminar, I now want to travel to Vincenza - a tribute to her wonderful presentation!

C
Courtney S. (Boise, US)

This was a thorough and informative tour of Vicenza. We are planning to visit in the Fall and thought this would be useful to give us a background about the city before we arrive. We were very happy with Dr. Steer's presentation. Grazie mille!

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Deb Schmidle (Ithaca, US)
Great Overview

Dr. Steer gave an excellent overview of both the city and of noted architect, Andrea Palladio. I very much appreciated the resource sheet and look forward to some of Dr. Steer's other seminars and courses.