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Seminar Questions
  • Why was Venice slower than other cities to embrace classicism in the visual arts?
  • What motivated lay patrons of the visual arts in Venice in the 15th and 16th centuries?
  • What factors shaped the development of humanism in Venice?
  • How did printing change Venetian intellectual and literary culture?
Indications for Further Reading

Giovanni Bellini, Bust of a Man, c. 1500