Venice Historical Regatta (Regata Storica) - Oil on canvas
I grew up sailing, and this composition brings childhood memories with the word regatta.
The Regata Storica is the centerpiece of the Venetian rowing calendar. A colorful historic water pageant precedes 4 races on Venice's canals.
The first evidence of the competition dates back to the mid-1200s, but the first image related to it appears in a 1500 Map of Venice by Jacopo dé Barbari where there is a group of boats with the words “regata”.
The Historical Regatta is the re-enactment of the welcome given in 1489 to the Venetian wife of the King of Cyprus, Caterina Cornaro, who was left a widow and renounced the throne to return to her hometown by giving up the regency to the Republic of Venice.
Title: Venice Historical Regatta (Regata Storica)
Size; 12 x 18 inches
Framed: 1.5 inch golden wood frame
Style: Contemporary; cityscape; impressionism
Feature: Framed. Ready to hang. Free shipping in the USA.
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