Venice

The Most Serene Republic

The Most Serene Republic

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Venice is still called La Serenissima (The Most Serene Republic). This was a title bestowed upon the city by a pope during one of the rare periods when Venice and the pope were not at war with each other. Venice’s history of 1100 years is littered with warring, plotting of…

Sex Spies & Shameful Liaisons Cinema Event @ Venice Biennale

Sex Spies & Shameful Liaisons Cinema Event @ Venice Biennale

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The 2011 Mostra Internazionale D’Arte Cinematografica la Biennale di Venezia held recently was host to a whole new raft of so-called ‘intelligent movies’ distinguished actors like Britain’s heartthrob Colin Firth believes audiences are clamouring for.

Doge’s Palace at Venice

Doge’s Palace at Venice

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The head of state for the early Republic of Venice was the Doge. The Palazzo Ducale, or Doge’s Palace is Venetian Gothic characterized by the spontaneous imagination of the stonecutter. It has features of mainstream Gothic such as the pointed arch, vaulting, windows and portals with quatrefoils and trefoil details….

Artist David Henderson – Deepening the Mystery of Light

Artist David Henderson – Deepening the Mystery of Light

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This spring Brisbane artist David Henderson will hold his 2011 Exhibition in the Graydon Gallery at New Farm in Brisbane. What David offers in the 30+ works on offer is a glimpse of pure joy. They are evocative atmospheric scenes, mostly from the ancient Italian city La Serenissima (The Most Serene Republic) Venice, where with his brush and colour on canvas he constantly explores the elusive qualities of light, seeking to access its ever-deepening mysteries.

The Tourist, would you be ready to go to Venice in 20 minutes?

The Tourist, would you be ready to go to Venice in 20 minutes?

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The Tourist is a movie all about an American tourist’s playful dalliance with a stranger that begins on a train and leads to a web of intrigue, romance and danger. To coin the words of super sleuth author ‘Richard Castle’, “I know, isn’t it great!”