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.


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.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Kris Shapar (Fellbach, DE)
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Carolyn Thomas-Davidoff (La Grange, US)
Wonderful Tour of Vicenza by Dr. Susan Steer

This is another one of Dr. Susan Steer's excellent city tours. She is extremely knowledgeable about the art and architecture, and also gives good practical information about how long to visit Vicenza, and how to get there. I highly recommend her talks.

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Manuela Zimpasser (Frankfurt am Main, DE)

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Elizabeth Rocha Barros (Jaguariuna, BR)
Excellent

I have visited Vicenza more than once but my best visit was with Susan Steer. She made me able to visit my memories in a new way

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Kris Shapar (Fellbach, DE)
One of her best so far

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Manuela Zimpasser (Frankfurt am Main, DE)

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Carolyn Thomas-Davidoff (La Grange, US)
Wonderful Tour of Vicenza by Dr. Susan Steer

This is another one of Dr. Susan Steer's excellent city tours. She is extremely knowledgeable about the art and architecture, and also gives good practical information about how long to visit Vicenza, and how to get there. I highly recommend her talks.

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Manuela Zimpasser (Frankfurt am Main, DE)

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Elizabeth Rocha Barros (Jaguariuna, BR)
Excellent

I have visited Vicenza more than once but my best visit was with Susan Steer. She made me able to visit my memories in a new way