Laguna InVita, discover and respect the lagoon through the water paintings by Claudio Trevisan

23 August 2021

Venice, 1 July 2021- Understand the lagoon and respect it to protect its preservation. You have time until October 31 to visit “Laguna InVita - learn to know, respect and protect it. Experience it”, an artistic and informative exhibition that takes part in the official program of the celebrations for the 1600th anniversary of Venice and illustrates fish and mollusks species of the lagoon. Organized by the Venice Cultural Association “InVita”, thanks to the cooperation with the Regional Command of the Guardia di Finanza, the exhibition is located in the beautiful setting of Palazzo Corner Mocenigo (Campo San Polo 2128/A), one of the major patrician residences of Renaissance Venice, headquarters of the Regional Command of the Guardia di Finanza, and recently included in the museum itineraries of Veneto. A leading role is played by the selection of almost sixty water-paintings, sized 30x42 by the well-known artist Claudio Trevisan: illustrations depicting “fishes and mollusks of the lagoon” which, with their Italian caption and description and their original scientific and dialect definition, became an important element of artistic representation and a mean to disclose the local marine flora as well as the ecosystem that hosts it, with the awareness of how important is its deep understanding for the protection of the marine biodiversity and, since we feed on them, also for the health of the whole society. Trevisan’s canvas depicts 76 different species which animate the lagoon of Venice and the Upper Adriatic Sea. Some of these can be found in the rocky areas of the Bocca di Porto of Venice and in the “tegnue, just offshore from Lido and Pellestrina. Most of these are edible and can be easily found in fish markets, while others can be admired only while scuba diving.

Born in Venice and graduated from the faculty of architecture, in 2010 Trevisan got back into painting, devoting himself to deeply investigate the different techniques up until finding watercolors as the most suitable for him.

For many years he has been teaching watercolor techniques at the Centro Civico Manin in Mestre.

In support of the exhibition, the work of the unit for the protection of the lagoon ecosystem will be introduced.

Access to the building is free and open on presentation of the identity document and according to the number and procedures in force with the current COVID19 emergency.

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