Title and Thesis

The title for my Venice project is:

St. Mark and the Basilica: A look at the myth of Venice through the medium of mosaic at San Marco


Also I have worked on organizing my thesis:

The decoration of the Basilica of San Marco is a celebration of the self-made and appropriated myths of Venice. For example the programs of the exterior and interior mosaics portray narratives of St. Mark’s miracles and Venice’s success in obtaining a relic by stealing St. Mark’s body and thus legitimizing themselves as an important city in a medieval world. The mosaics of St. Mark also demonstrate an amalgamation of decorative techniques, styles and iconography adopted from areas of major influence on Venice such as Rome and the Italian Peninsula as well as Constantinople and the Middle East.