While a student at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice, Edmondo Bacci was strongly influenced by Virgilio Guidi, who developed his sensibility for light, teaching him that it “enables the discovery of things and forms.” Following this premise, Bacci drew inspiration from the luminous chromatism of Giambattista Tiepolo’s skies and was fascinated by the dazzling light that often permeates the neighborhood of Dorsoduro, where he spent most of his time during the 1950s.
The Landscape #2 itinerary starts at the current site of the Accademia and continues along the fondamenta delle Zattere, stopping at the church of Santa Maria del Rosario, known as the church of the Gesuati. Here participants will admire the ceiling fresco by Tiepolo which likely inspired Bacci and access spaces in the church which are usually closed to visitors. The last stop is at the Gallerie dell’Accademia, in the wing that was once the site of the eponymous fine arts school, where some of Tiepolo’s greatest masterpieces are on view.
- Participation is free.
- The trip is led in Italian and lasts approximately two hours.
- After registering for the event, participants will receive further information about the itinerary and where to meet.