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Venice Four Shells

Venice Four Shells

This work was inspired and adapted from the "Voynich Manuscript," a 15th century codex hand-written in an unknown writing system, which may have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Renaissance.  The mystery of the meaning and origin of the manuscript has excited the popular imagination, making the manuscript the subject of novels and speculation.

Venetian sea shells feature in two compositions in this collection:  Venice Four Shells and Venice Map.

Prior to emerging as a dominant military, financial, and cultural powerhouse, the ancient origins of Venice were that of a quiet maritime community of sailors and fishermen. Its name comes from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by 1,000 BC. Apart from the city-state’s many cultural and historic treasures, the beauty of nature and wonder of the seas is an integral part.

In fact, Lido de Venezia, an 11-kilometre sandbar off the southern tip of Venice, was one of Europe’s most acclaimed destinations for gathering sea shells, which inspire this composition.

Frame color options: Gold, Champagne, White
Frame size options: 12x12, 18x18, 24x24, 30x30
Unframed sizes: 36x36

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