THE VENETIAN SCHOOL OF COLOR: FRARI AND SAN ROCCO
If you are an art lover, or particularly interested in discerning the differences and similarities of the Italian Renaissance-era artistic production, this tour is not to be missed.
The huge Frari Church, the main Venetian Franciscan church, possesses some absolute masterpieces of Venetian painting: Giovanni Bellini’s “Sacra Conversazione” (1488), Titian’s revolutionary “Assumption of the Virgin” (1516), and his “Pala Pesaro”, still on their original altars.
Paintings will be interpreted by our guide in artistic, historical. and social contexts. Your guide will bring to life the artists and patrons’ conditions in 15th and 16th century Italy.
Mere steps away is the marble façade of the Scuola Grande San Rocco. This was once the seat of an important and wealthy brotherhood who strove to
- Frari Church
- Scuola Grande San Rocco
- Masterpieces by Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto
THE VENETIAN SCHOOL OF COLOR
The Venetian contribution to Italian Renaissance painting centers on the exceptional mastering of color and light by artists such as Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and Palma il Vecchio.
Today’s art historians frequently note the differences between the Venetian and Florentine traditions, which are traditionally seen based on the quality of drawing and accuracy of proportion.
Some additional information: Venice traded with all the major Eastern Mediterranean ports, importing numerous expensive goods. These included rare pigments like realgar, ultramarine, malachite, cremisin, and others.
DRESS CODE AND ADVICE
- Short sleeves and kneee high pants and skirts are ok
- No sleeveless and no shorts/skirts above the knee
- Better if you don’t bring any backpack with you.
- The Frari Church is not accessible to visits on Sunday mornings (still an active church, used for Mass)
- This tour lasts three hours and costs 330 euros up to six people (not per person), only private parties. For larger parties send us an email.
- Museum fees per person:
- Church of the Frari: 5 euros
- Scuola Grande di San Rocco: 10 euros (full rate) – 8 euros (reduced rate)