Venice: House of the Three Eyes

The Casa dei Tre Oci (house of three eyes) is a building located in Dorsoduro in Venice. It faces the Giudecca Canal, and is at the height of the Zitelle Church. Its name come from its facade, whose three great balconies look like eyes (Oci means eyes in Venetian).

This building dates back to the 20th century; it was conceived by the painter Mario de Maria, and became his residence once it was complete. In the following years, it hosted numerous artists and intellectuals becoming a place for debates, artistic production and where to meet.

In 2000 the Casa dei Tre Oci was bought by the Venice Foundation, which has opened it to the public after a long and accurate restoration to host a photographic exhibition. This society often organizes events to appreciate art from the ‘900. This month, another exhibition (this time dedicated to Gianni Berengo Gardin) will open with pictures never seen before.

 

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