This Italian Renaissance Architectural frame was used as the panel of stalls in San Giorgio Maggiore, a church in Venice, Italy. The frame has an oblong shape, surrounded by an ornate design which is symmetrical on all sides, without regard to top and bottom.

Italian Renaissance Architectural Frame

This Italian Renaissance Architectural frame was used as the panel of stalls in San Giorgio Maggiore,…

The square plan baluster is an Italian Renaissance design that is found in Venice, Italy. Arranged side by side they are typically used on balconies, Attics and staircases.

Square Plan Baluster

The square plan baluster is an Italian Renaissance design that is found in Venice, Italy. Arranged side…

The square plan baluster is an Italian Renaissance design that is found in Venice, Italy. Arranged side by side they are typically used on balconies, Attics and staircases.

Square Plan Baluster

The square plan baluster is an Italian Renaissance design that is found in Venice, Italy. Arranged side…

(1427-1516) Italian painter during the Renaissance best known for his family, the Bellini family of Venetian painters.

Giovanni Bellini

(1427-1516) Italian painter during the Renaissance best known for his family, the Bellini family of…

"The bridge of the Rialto at Venice was begun in 1588, Antonio da Ponte being the architect. The span of the arch is 91 feet, the height above the water level 24 feet 6 inches, and the width of the footway 72 feet." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Rialto Bridge

"The bridge of the Rialto at Venice was begun in 1588, Antonio da Ponte being the architect. The span…

An explorer born in Venice. He traveled to Newfoundland and America.

Sebastian Cabot

An explorer born in Venice. He traveled to Newfoundland and America.

"Each story of the chief buildings of Venice possess a separate tier of columns and an entablature. The arched windows are ornamented with columns, and the spandrels are frequently filled with figures." —D'Anvers, 1895

Palazzo Vendramin Calergi

"Each story of the chief buildings of Venice possess a separate tier of columns and an entablature.…

St Mark's Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy, located in the square (piazza) of the same name. It is a recognizable symbol of the city. The tower is 98.6 meters tall, and stands alone in a corner of St Mark's Square, near the front of the basilica. It has a simple form, the bulk of which is a plain brick shaft, 12 meters on a side and 50 meters tall, above which is the arched belfry, housing five bells. The belfry is topped by a cube, alternate faces of which show walking lions and the female representation of Venice (la Giustizia: Justice). The tower is capped by a pyramidal spire, at the top of which sits a golden weathervane in the form of the archangel Gabriel. The campanile reached its present form in 1514. As it stands today, however, the tower is a reconstruction, completed in 1912 after the collapse of 1902.

St. Mark's Campanile

St Mark's Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy, located in the square…

The mast-socket candelabrum shaft is a design made out of bronze that ascends with varied trophies, festoons and figures. It is an Italian Renaissance design that is found in the Piazza of St. Mark in Venice, Italy.

Mast-Socket Candelabrum Shaft

The mast-socket candelabrum shaft is a design made out of bronze that ascends with varied trophies,…

The Renaissance circular panel is a bas-relief design found on a tomb in Venice, Italy.

Renaissance Circular Panel

The Renaissance circular panel is a bas-relief design found on a tomb in Venice, Italy.

This Renaissance console is made out of marble. It is an Italian design found in the Santa Maria de Miracoli church in Venice, Italy.

Renaissance Console

This Renaissance console is made out of marble. It is an Italian design found in the Santa Maria de…

"The most noteworthy of the successors of Palladio at Venice were Scamozzi, and Longhena, the architect of the Della Salute church.Some of the churches of this style retain the Byzantine system of the Greek cross with barrel-vaultings and a central dome resting on four pillars or piers. Others, again, have the form of the basilica but with a system of their own, which produces a beautiful effect. This system consists of smaller domes in the aisles, all resting on pierces masses of masonry with barrel-vaultings connected with them, as, for instance San Salvador."The Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute (Basilica of St Mary of Health/Salvation), commonly known simply as the Salute, is a famous church in Venice, placed scenically at a narrow finger of land which lies between the Grand Canal and the Bacino di San Marco on the lagoon, visible as one enters the Piazza San Marco from the water. While it has the status of a minor basilica, its decorative and distinctive profile and location make it among the most photographed churches in Italy.

Della Salute Church and Custom House

"The most noteworthy of the successors of Palladio at Venice were Scamozzi, and Longhena, the architect…

This Medieval Desk was actually called a double-desk. It had a revolving shaft and was constructed at the end of the 13th century.

Medieval Desk

This Medieval Desk was actually called a double-desk. It had a revolving shaft and was constructed at…

This piece was an etching by Tintoretto. It was etched for a competition to paint on the ceiling of Sala dell' Albergo.

The Doge Pascale Ciconia

This piece was an etching by Tintoretto. It was etched for a competition to paint on the ceiling of…

"The lower story of palaces by Palladio, the greater part of which are at Vicenza, is generally of rustic work, whilst the upper storeys have pilasters or a colonnade; occasionally, however, pilasters or arcades are introduced on the ground-floor."

Façade of a Palace at Vicenza

"The lower story of palaces by Palladio, the greater part of which are at Vicenza, is generally of rustic…

"Gazzetta of the Ionian islands, 1801. A small copper coin, worth about 3 farthings, made in Venice for the Ionian islands." -Whitney, 1911

Obverse and Reverse Sides of a Gazzetta

"Gazzetta of the Ionian islands, 1801. A small copper coin, worth about 3 farthings, made in Venice…

(1477-1511) Italian artist of the High Renaissance in Venice.

Giorgione

(1477-1511) Italian artist of the High Renaissance in Venice.

"Grille. San Giacomo de Rialto, Venice. GRILLE. A piece of openwork or grating, usually of metal, as wrought-iron." -Whitney, 1911

Grille

"Grille. San Giacomo de Rialto, Venice. GRILLE. A piece of openwork or grating, usually of metal, as…

The frontispiece of Le Sorti de Marcolini by Giuseppe Porta in Venice, 1540.

Le Sorti de Marcolini Frontispiece

The frontispiece of Le Sorti de Marcolini by Giuseppe Porta in Venice, 1540.

This medieval lectern is from Venice, Italy. Often with a design of an eagle, these desks were of rich workmanship.

Medieval Lectern

This medieval lectern is from Venice, Italy. Often with a design of an eagle, these desks were of rich…

The mosaic ornament link border was designed during the Byzantine time in San Marco, Venice, Italy. It is a scroll design of leaves connected like a chain.

Mosaic Ornament Link Border

The mosaic ornament link border was designed during the Byzantine time in San Marco, Venice, Italy.…

The Dolphin Lower Panel is found in the Ducal Palace in Venice, Italy during the Italian Renaissance.

Dolphin Lower Panel

The Dolphin Lower Panel is found in the Ducal Palace in Venice, Italy during the Italian Renaissance.

The Grotesque mask is a Venetian Italian Renaissance design. It was often place on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels and carved furniture.

Grotesque Mask

The Grotesque mask is a Venetian Italian Renaissance design. It was often place on keystones, consoles,…

Merchant Booths from an illuminated MS, representing Venice in the 14th century.

Merchant Booth

Merchant Booths from an illuminated MS, representing Venice in the 14th century.

This is a painting that represents the legend of a Christian slave who was tortured, but was saved by a divine being.

The Miracle of the Slave

This is a painting that represents the legend of a Christian slave who was tortured, but was saved by…

"Palladio, who became the special champion of this style of architecture, was born in Vicenza in 1518, and died in 1580. He was undoubtedly a man of great talent, and, after Michelangelo, exercised, perhaps, more influence than anyone else on architecture. Still the introduction of great confusion of ideas is attributable to this architect, for he adorned buildings of every kind and of the building as a whole, so that the order was frequently carried up through several storeys without any reference to its arrangement. But although these reproductions of columns and the employment of pilasters were meaningless in themselves, they served, in a merely decorative point of view, to give a striking appearance to the buildings."Palazzo Valmarana is a patrician palace in Vicenza, Italy, built by architect Andrea Palladio in 1565 for the noble Isabella Nogarola Valmarana.

Palace at Vicenza

"Palladio, who became the special champion of this style of architecture, was born in Vicenza in 1518,…

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design found in the portal of San Michele in Venice. This pilaster is broader in proportion to its height.

Corinthian Pilaster Capital

The Corinthian pilaster capital is an Italian Renaissance design found in the portal of San Michele…

The Byzantine square panel design is a bas-relief design found in San Marco, Venice, Italy.

Byzantine Square Panel

The Byzantine square panel design is a bas-relief design found in San Marco, Venice, Italy.

"These celebrated bronze horses were among the trophies which the Venetians received as their share of the plunder when Constantinople was sacked by the crusaders. They were placed over the portico of St. Mark's in Venice. They were carried off to Paris by Napoleon during his ascendancy, but upon his downfall were restored to the Venetians."—Myers, 1905

The Horses of St. Mark's

"These celebrated bronze horses were among the trophies which the Venetians received as their share…

A canal in Venice, Italy.

A Canal in Venice

A canal in Venice, Italy.

"More than one cause served to render the compositions of Palladio so celebrated. He possessed an especial felicity in the arrangement of his ground-plans, particularly in instances where he had an unlimited space for disposal. His command, moreover, of good proportion , rendered his combinations of civic and sacred buildings most pleasing to the eye; whilst the columnar arrangement of his entrances conveyed an agreeable, and at the same time, dignified impression. Consequently the works of Palladio, although often composed of heterogeneous elements, remained for a long period the model for an entire style; and even in the eighteenth century, when the total deterioration of architecture, as exemplified in what is called by the Germans "the Zopf-und-Perrücken Styl" (pigtail and periwig style), led architects again in the direction of the classical, the designs of Palladio became anew a subject of study. Even in present day they are often immoderately praised by those who are not really conversant with the principles and requirements of art, and who are ignorant of the history of the development of architecture."Il Redentore, more properly Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore (Church of the Most Holy Redeemer), is Andrea Palladio's great domed church on Giudecca, one of the islands of Venice. Located on the waterfront of the Canale della Giudecca, it dominates the skyline of the island.The Redentore was built in thanksgiving for deliverance from the plague that decimated Venice from 1575 to 1576, in which some 46,000 people, 25-30 percent of the population, died. The Senate commissioned the great architect Palladio to design it. Construction began in May 1577. The building was in a satisfactory stage and was consecrated in 1592.

St. Saviour's, Venice

"More than one cause served to render the compositions of Palladio so celebrated. He possessed an especial…

The state barge of Venice, which was used in the ceremony of "Wedding the Adriatic."—Myers, 1905

State Barge of Venice

The state barge of Venice, which was used in the ceremony of "Wedding the Adriatic."—Myers, 1905

"A certain originality and freedom of intervention is perceptible in the buildings of the early period of the Venetian Renaissance style; the old style is happily blended with the new, which during the first stage is still imbued with Romanesque conceptions."The Vendramin were a rich merchant family of Venice, Italy. What is now the most prominent "Palazzo Vendramin" in Venice, the splendid Ca' Vendramin Calergi by Mauro Codussi on the Grand Canal, was in fact only inherited by the family in 1739, and is now the casino, also famous as the place where Richard Wagner died in 1883. Some rooms are kept as a museum commemorating Wagner's stay. The 16th century Ca' Vendramin di Santa Fosca in the Cannaregio quarter, now also a hotel, is where Gabriele Vendramin's collection was housed. Yet another is the 16th or possibly 17th century "Palazzo Vendramin dei Carmini", in Dorsoduro, most of which is now occupied by part of the University of Venice.

Vendramin Palace at Venice

"A certain originality and freedom of intervention is perceptible in the buildings of the early period…

Venice: House of Gold

Venice: House of Gold

Venice: House of Gold

"More than one cause served to render the compositions of Palladio so celebrated. He possessed an especial felicity in the arrangement of his ground-plans, particularly in instances where he had an unlimited space for disposal. His command, moreover, of good proportion , rendered his combinations of civic and sacred buildings most pleasing to the eye; whilst the columnar arrangement of his entrances conveyed an agreeable, and at the same time, dignified impression. Consequently the works of Palladio, although often composed of heterogeneous elements, remained for a long period the model for an entire style; and even in the eighteenth century, when the total deterioration of architecture, as exemplified in what is called by the Germans "the Zopf-und-Perrücken Styl" (pigtail and periwig style), led architects again in the direction of the classical, the designs of Palladio became anew a subject of study. Even in present day they are often immoderately praised by those who are not really conversant with the principles and requirements of art, and who are ignorant of the history of the development of architecture."Villa Capra "La Rotonda" is a Renaissance villa just outside Vicenza, northern Italy, designed by Andrea Palladio. The correct name is Villa Almerico-Capra. It is also known as La Rotonda, Villa Rotunda, Villa La Rotonda, and Villa Almerico. The name "Capra" derives from the Capra brothers, who completed the building after it was ceded to them in 1591. Like other works by Palladio in Vicenza and the surrounding area, the building is conserved as part of the World Heritage Site "City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto".

Villa by Palladio

"More than one cause served to render the compositions of Palladio so celebrated. He possessed an especial…

The Renaissance Ornament Vine is a frieze design found in Venice, Italy in the 16th century.

Renaissance Ornament Vine

The Renaissance Ornament Vine is a frieze design found in Venice, Italy in the 16th century.