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Venice trip explores the pinnacle of contemporary art

At the beginning of half term, 28 Sixth Form art students departed for five days in the wonderful city of Venice to explore the Venice Biennale, the 57th international art exhibition.

Spread across two huge sites—the Giardini and Arsenale—comprising of several vast exhibitions and pavilions representing many countries, the Biennale is the pinnacle of the contemporary art world.

This was a fantastic opportunity for the students to be exposed to the current climate of contemporary art and an excellent form of enrichment for those wishing to go on to study art and design.

The students sketched and photographed their favourite works to inform their own coursework projects for an exhibition later in the term.

Aside from the Biennale, they had a secret tour of the Doge’s Palace and visited the Fortuny Palace to experience its gorgeous fabric designs and art collection, the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, the Ca’ Pesaro Gallery and the Querini Stampalia Museum.

The whole city was an inspiration for our artists and photographers, and they thoroughly enjoyed travelling around its canals in the Vaporetto water buses.

Read more about Art at King’s here.