Grand Canal, Venice, painting by Aditya Ponkshe

Grand Canal, Venice, Painting by Artist Aditya Ponkshe

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Art Number 21944
Artwork Title Grand Canal, Venice
Artist Name Aditya Ponkshe
Medium Watercolour on Paper
Size 22 x 30 inches (55.88 x 76.2 cm)
Price Rs. 12,000 ($162.82)
Information The name Venice is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC. The city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice. The 697–1797 Republic of Venice was a major financial and maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto, as well as an important center of commerce (especially silk, grain, and spice) and art in the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century. The city-state of Venice is considered to have been the first real international financial center, emerging in the 9th century and reaching its greatest prominence in the 14th century. This made Venice a wealthy city throughout most of its history. Venice has been known as "La Dominante", "La Serenissima", "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Water", "City of Masks", "City of Bridges", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals". The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. Venice is known for several important artistic movements—especially during the Renaissance period—has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music, and is the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi. Venice remains a very popular tourist destination, an iconic Italian city, and has been ranked the most beautiful city in the world. (source : Wikipedia)

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