The city of Venice, with its grand canals, distinctive architecture, and romantic charm, has held a continuous allure for artists over the centuries. Traveling to the city from all over the world, artists attempted to convey Venice’s luminosity in paint or record the details of its architecture in line. More recently, artists have turned to contemporary mediums such as photography to capture the unique city. Venetian Vistas focuses on the works of art produced by those artists who ventured to Venice during the period from the eighteenth through the twenty-first century. The exhibition explores the various approaches taken by artists, identifying key monuments in the city of Venice that were frequently depicted and the interest of many artists in capturing the effects of light, water, and reflections.
Organized by and exclusively on view at The Hyde Collection, Venetian Vistas features works from The Hyde’s permanent collection, along with a number of loans from museums around the northeast.