This website provides course content for Professor Stephanie Leone's ARTH1701 Venetian Art, Architecture and the Environment and ARTH3344 Venetian Art and Architecture, at Boston College. The resource is a collection of digital images of Venice and Venetian art and architecture. The images (called "Items") are organized into "Collections" that relate to the topics of the courses. The same topic names are used for the "Exhibits," which contain the selected images studied in class.
Students are encouraged to explore the website and study the images to gain deeper knowledge of Venetian art, architecture, and urbanism. Each "Item" has identifying information, such as artist, title, and date. The website offers students the possibility of making a virtual visit to Venice through closely observing the city's visual culture. In some classes, students contribute to the content by creating their own thematic Exhibits.
Among many historical events that marked seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Venice, a few stand out as especially significant to the city's...