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Brad Goll  
Buccintoro  
THE BUCCINTORO AT THE ARSENALE
  According to tradition, in 1104 the Doge Ordelafo Falier founded the Arsenal on two twin islands, the “Zimole” in the area of Lago di San Daniele. However, only at the beginning of the 1200s the first documents on the great public yard appeared; it developed over the years up to occupying a sixth of the entire urban area of Venice.
The “Casa de l’Arsenal” (House of the Arsenal) had been for centuries the largest factory in the world: in the 1600s it occupied an area of 25 hectares and up to 16,000 men worked there. The Arsenal was a shipyard, producer of the complete cycle of naval supplies, from the cordages to the sail lofts, from the armaments to the ship’s biscuits (the famous “pan biscoto” from a very secret recipe), factory and depot of every type of cold steel, firearm, and of any ammunition, naval engineering and military Engineer Corps study and school.
The Arsenal was not only “fortress, rampart” of the Most Serene Republic of Venice, hon-our and pride of the Venetian State, but also “Officina delle meraviglie” (Workshop of Wonders), “Eighth wonder of the world”, the most sought out destination of famous travellers and royal guests that spread and widened its fame, thus favouring the clever propagandistic action wanted by Venice.
  A real city within the city, the Arsenal had a “government called” Eccellentissima Banca formed by political-administrative magistracy (Provveditori all’Arsenale (Superintendents of the Ar-senal)), technical-operative (Patroni all’Arsenale (Patrons of the Arsenal)). The personnel was or-ganised in a complex, but functional hierarchy: from the Admiral, to the Soprastanti (Supervisors), from the Proti (Experts), to the Chiefs, from the Appontadori (Timers), to the Despontadori (Timers ) etc., up to the simple Arsenalotto (Arsenal workers).
The administration did not only organise the work of an enormous number of men, but provided for the supply of raw materials up to defining, taking care of, and strictly protecting the wooded areas (Boschi di San Marco (Woods of St. Mark) that guaranteed the planking, masts, and oars of the ships belonging to the Most Serene Republic of Venice, showing an amazing program-ming and far-sightedness ability.

The Master Sand Sculptors
1.) Susanne Ruseler - Holland
the Doge & The Lion of Venice

2.)
Ilya Filamontsev - Russia
 Invasion of the Goths


3.)
Etual Ojeda -Spain
The relics of St Mark
4.)  Karen Fralich - Canada
The Pope, Barbarossa & the Doge

5.)
Brad Goll - USA
Arsenale & Buccintoro


6.) John Gowdy - Italy
Doctor
7.) John Gowdy - Italy
 Merchants


8.) John Gowdy - Italy
Pprinters

9.) Sikke-Bart Freiling - Netherlands
Santa Maria Salute church
10.) Bill Dow  - USA
Casanova at Piombi


11.)
Leonardo Ugolini - Italy
St Marks Basilica

 
12.)
Michela Ciapinni - Italy
Rialto Bridge

13.) David Ducharme - Canada
The plague


14.)
Andrius Petkus - Lithuania
Old Carnivale

Damon Farmer - USA
Scenic paintings
With:  
Arena Ojeda - Spain       Christine Nichol - Canada       Hazel Nichol Ducharme - Canada      Laura Gowdy Cimador - Italy
And the
 Art Student Helpers
Lisa Longo

Giorgia Lovato
Davide Ercocano

Silvia Trevisan
Giulia Girardi

Beatrice Mattiuzzo
Elisabetiva Botter

Alessio Moggian
Giada Frattina

Noemi Cini

Directed by:  Rich Varano - USA
  Assistant to the Director:  Elena Lana

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