A Pilgrimage to Venice: The City with No Saints (In Italian | In Person or Virtual)
Today Venice is renowned for its charming palaces and views, the hundreds of gondolas gliding through the narrow canals, and the glassware and lacework shops popping up almost everywhere. What about its spirituality? It is difficult to imagine that the city was once considered one of the most spiritual places in the whole Christendom. Yet, there was a moment in the Renaissance when Venice—at the apogee of its history—became a pilgrimage site, comparable to Jerusalem in prestige and second only to Rome for its number of precious relics. The goal of this talk is to shed light on this semi-forgotten image of Venice by showing how the Venetians consciously built their religious identity and how the pilgrims contributed to nurture it through their travel diaries.
About the speaker:
Eveline Baseggio Omiccioli is a native of Treviso and studied Art History at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. She received her doctorate in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art at Rutgers University (NJ) with a dissertation on Venetian Renaissance sculpture. She is currently teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NY where her classes on the History of Western Art & Civilization, Renaissance Art, and Baroque Art draw attention to a global and cross-cultural context. Dr. Baseggio has worked extensively in a number of art museums in NY and NJ, namely the Morgan Library & Museum, The Frick Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Zimmerli Art Museum.
NB: This event is in Italian.
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