accademia gallery venice

Once in Venice, after having visited the beautiful and typical historical centre, you cannot miss a visit at the Accademia Gallery in Venice. The Accademia Gallery in Venice is one of the most important museum of the city, as it hosts works of art of Canaletto, Tiziano, Tintoretto and most of all the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci.

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The building of Accademia Gallery in Venice began in 13th century, when the complex was under the hegemony of the church. The Accademy was founded in 1750. The Accademia Gallery in Venice does worth a visit, and in first place for the Vitruvian Man. The famous painting is in fact a pen and pencil drawing on paper. It represents the human body in geometrical proportions: the human body is included in a circle, symbol of divine perfection, and a square. This drawing came to be also the symbol of the Renaissance, as man is at the perfect centre of everything: just as in the imagery and philosophy of the renaissance.

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The painting guarded by the Accademia is also a symbol of the merging of science and painting, which reflects also the different disciplines run by Leonardo da Vinci. The Vitruvian Man is so important for Italy and its culture that it was chosen as the symbol of the Euro coin, by Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, when he was minister of Economy.  Accademia Gallery in Venice is important and the visitor should visit it not just for the Venetian art that is here contained but also for important works of art like the Vitruvian Man, which represent Italian art all over the world.  Visit our site and check out all the possibilities to visit Accademia Gallery in Venice. Book a private tour!


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