Posted on 2021-06-14

Venice Artisans: The disappearing Artisans and Artists of Venice

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Venice artisans and artists are rapidly disappearing, leaving a new generation without these proud traditional handicraft-makers.

Now is the time to learn about a fascinating phenomenon—many of the artisans and artists in Venice are disappearing, taking age-old knowledge that has been passed down through centuries with them.
Certain knowledge can only be learned hands-on. Some skills can’t be taught in books because of the incredible abilities of these gifted people have been learned over time and through generations. These masters of their crafts use their senses and their intuition to guide them through their work, not books or modern videos.
But all across Venice, these masters are disappearing, leaving behind gouging holes in our society that can’t be filled by cheap, machine-produced goods. This book will teach you about the quickly vanishing woodworkers, glass blowers, guilders, textile specialists, shoemakers, and many other traditional creators that once enriched our culture and are now becoming ghosts of the past.

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  • David
  • Jun 17, 2021
  • Wonderful event thank you very much for hosting. MS gave a great talk and presented some fantastic images from his Getty Images career as well as Slovenia.

  • PC
  • Jun 18, 2021
  • It was very interesting to hear about the day of a news photographer in London and MS certainly got some great shots in what must sometimes be crowded and fast moving situations. I really enjoyed his work from Slovenia and other Eastern European countries. Would make me want to visit! The only downside was the live stream did freeze a lot and I had to keep reloading the page. I am on a very fast fibre connection so maybe it was to do with where Marco was streaming from?

  • Elli
  • Jun 17, 2021
  • Great pictures, informativ

  • Gary
  • Jun 17, 2021
  • A very interesting presentation with some useful tips and advice. Thanks for answering the questions and I hope I might catch up with MS in his neck of the woods in the future.


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