This new set of volumes in "The Taste of Our Time" series illustrates the encounters of great painters with great places. Here, that place is Venice, whose colors, reflected in the waters of the lagoon and on the stones of her palaces, have only been matched by those of the paintings she has inspired. The mementos of her adventurous past and the creations of her artists and master-builders stand like priceless jewels in a natural setting unique in the world. Such is the atmosphere of the place that writers speak of it in painters' terms and painters see it through poets' eyes. To see Venice as great painters have seen her is like making a journey through time, from century to century, from season to season. All these visions of Venice yesterday and today reveal a timeless Venice, one of those places of election where, with passing generations, a miraculous affinity has sprung up between great painters, great architecture, and broad expanses of water and sky where light plays free.
VIEWS FROM MEDIEVAL BOOKS - MINIATURE FROM THE BOOK OF MARCO POLO - GENTILE BELLINI - CARPACCIO MANSUETI - GIOVANNI BELLINI - GIORGIONE - TITIAN SEBASTIANO DEL PIOMBO - TINTORETTO - VERONESE HEINTZ THE YOUNGER - CARLEVARIS - CANALETTO GUARDI - TIEPOLO - LONGHI - BONINGTON - COROT TURNER - WHISTLER - MANET - CAMMARANO - RENOIR MONET - SIGNAC - DE PISIS - KOKOSCHKA - MARQUET CARRÀ - DUFY - MASSON