събота, 6 август 2011 г.

l'indovinello di Bert and studing History of Art in Venice


"This shouldn't be too difficult for Venice lovers, especially with the massive help that it is not on the Grand Canal. There is another palazzo with the same name, but that's hardly unusual in Venice. When I say "with the same name", I mean one of this palazzo's names is the same as one of the other palazzo's names. The other name of this palazzo is shared with three other palazzi. This photo was taken in September, 2008." ( by Bert)

Così  ha scritto Bert nel "Venice Daily Photo" qualche giorno fa ed io non conoscendo nè il palazzo nè il rio mi aspettavo che qualcuno scrivesse il nome sia del palazzo che del rio. Ma per due giorni nessuno aveva dato la risposta. Ma per caso ho visto lo stesso palazzo in una mia foto, ho capito dove si trova, ho controllato sulla guida di Touring Club Italiano dove si trova, da lì ho saputo il nome e poi l'ho cercato su internet per saperne di più.

This photo was taken in September, 2010 (by me)

Ed ecco che cosa ho imparato:

"The first known mention of the Palazzo Pesaro occurs on 9 February 1372 in a document from the Signori della Notte to the Criminal.

The present palazzo dates from the mid-fifteenth century: its façade was constructed in the years between 1450 and 1460 and is characterised by its clustering of gothic quadriform windows with elegantly carved balconies.
In 1625, the noblewoman Pesarina Pesaro was married to the rich citizen Bonifazio Papafava (who, on 22 December 1652, was admitted into the ranks of the Venetian patriciate), and since then the palace has been known as the Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava. The palace eventually became the property of the Papafava dynasty."

the Papafava dynasty?! Oh, boy! But see this:

"Having spent the last nine years based on the third floor of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Warwick University took the decision in summer 2006 to move to the piano nobile and part of the pian terreno of the Ca' Pesaro Papafava, pictured above, a Renaissance palace overlooking the Canale della Misericordia with a land entrance from the Calle de la Rachetta in Cannaregio. Staff and students moved into the new Palace in September 2006.

Not only has the move to the Ca' Pesaro Papafava provided greatly improved teaching facilities, it has permitted the Venice Programme to expand from one to two terms (Autumn and Spring; September to March), thereby allowing Warwick to establish a new research centre in Venice. The Pesaro Papafava offers beautiful settings for academic conferences and is now equipped with digital projection facilities and wireless broadband. "

Source: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/arthistory/venicehomepage/pesaropapafava/

1 коментар:

  1. questa storia mi affascina... Un'università inglese come quella di Warwick affitta un palazzo veneziano per fare lì il suo "Venetian" programma di storia dell'arte. Bellissimo!