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Big Ships in Venice  

It has been said many times that giant cruise ships which disgorge thousands of tourists in Venice every day are putting the city "in peril". This is a collection of images, part of my travelling exhibition, that have been shot with Leica M240  and Leica Monochrom M246

 

 

Présentation

Canaletto et les autres maîtres vénitiens du XVIIIe siècle se sont attachés à peindre avec passion toutes les facettes de leur ville. Ils l’ont parcourue en tous sens et nous apportent un témoignage unique sur la cité au temps de Casanova.

Près de trois siècles plus tard, rien n’a changé

Alain Vircondelet a demandé au grand photographe de Venise, Marco Secchi, de se rendre sur les lieux où Canaletto et ses rivaux ont posé leur chevalet. Une occasion unique de s’adonner à une comparaison entre la ville d’hier et celle d’aujourd’hui.

  • Plus de 50 lieux à ne pas manquer au détour de 12 circuits dans les quartiers de Venise
  • Plus de 80 chefs d’oeuvres des grands maîtres vénitiens dont 20 tableaux de Canaletto tous commentés, restituant ainsi la vie quotidienne à Venise au XVIIIe siècle
  • Plus de 150 photographies originales de la Sérénissime mises en parallèle avec les tableaux de maîtres

 

 

The Carnival of Venice is one of the most famous in the world and has very ancient origins, At the time of the "Serenissima" the carnival began on December 26 and ended the mardi gras but in some special years carnival lasted for up to 180 days. During the period of greatest glory of Venice , the sixteenth century, there were sumptuous celebrations and parties. At carnival citizens were allowed to wear masks, which made it impossible to make the difference between plebeian and patrician, young and old, rich and poor...... The place of celebration of Venice Carnival has always been St. Mark's Square. It hosted performances of all kinds often arranged by the "Compagnie della Calza" (Companies of Socks), which have been authentic private committees that organized special events and this associations were so important that they were controlled by the "Council of Ten".