2019 marks the year of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Robusti, known as Tintoretto, one of the greatest Venetian painters of all times. And of course this must be celebrated in Venice!
So if you visit Venice between September 2018 and January 2019, this extraordinary monographic exhibition presented by The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, together with The National Gallery of Art of Washington, and the Gallerie dell’Accademia, can not be missed.
at the Doge’s Palace:
The exhibition in the Doge’s apartment of the Palazzo Ducale “Tintoretto 1519 – 1594” is curated by Robert Echols and Frederick Ilchman, under the scientific direction of Gabriella Belli. You can admire 50 paintings and 20 drawings by Tintoretto, brought in for the occasion from a variety of famous international museums.
There are several extraordinary works of Tintoretto already present at the Palazzo Ducale and therefore visible in their original location. Together they create an itinerary that will allow you to rediscover Tintoretto’s visionary, daring and unconventional painting.
at the Gallerie dell’Accademia:
In addition, the Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia celebrates the anniversary with the exhibition “Il giovane Tintoretto”. Here you will find an integrated journey of extraordinary masterpieces from the main public and private collections of the world, curated by Roberta Battaglia, Paola Marini and Vittoria Romani.
The exhibition covers, through approximately 60 works, the first decade of activity of the Venetian painter. That is: from 1538, the year in which the independent activity of Jacopo Robusti is documented in San Geremia, to 1548, date of the renowned success of his first public work, the Miracle of the Slave, commissioned by the Scuola Grande di San Marco, today the pride of the Gallerie dell’Accademia.
All together, an exciting path that recounts an extraordinary period of stimulation and experimentation thanks to which Tintoretto has renewed the way of painting in Venice.
Both exhibitions are on display from September 7th 2018 till January 6th 2019.
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