Venice—Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance
Lecture no. 27 from the course: Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance
Taught by Professor William Kloss | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
The first of eight lectures on Venice surveys its setting and history. At the core of the city are the ducal palace and Basilica of San Marco, adorned with bronze horses and the enamel plaques for the Pala d'Oro, plunder from the sack of Constantinople in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade.