Glory of Venice: Masterworks of the Renaissance

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Oct 2 2016 - Feb 12 2017

Experience the extraordinary creativity of Venice from the mid-1400s to early-1500s, when artists forged a Renaissance style that was distinctly Venetian. Through this artistic evolution, the city became an internationally recognized model of pictorial excellence. Artworks in the exhibition emphasize how masters during this period—whose sensitivity toward color and light remained unparalleled for centuries—veered from traditional techniques and began using oil paint to experiment with depth, emotion, and dimension in their work. 

Glory of Venice features approximately 50 significant works, and provides a rare opportunity to experience 22 artworks from Venice’s Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses one of the finest collections of Venetian Renaissance art in the world. Additional masterworks on view include Christ Carrying the Cross by Giorgione, on loan from the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice, and Sacred Conversation by Titian, from the Fondazione Magnani Rocca in Parma, Italy, as well as masterpieces from other institutions in Italy and the United States. Includes altarpieces, private secular and devotional paintings and portraits. 

A fully illustrated exhibition catalog accompanies the exhibition. 

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Painting
  • European
  • 15th - 17th Century
  • Renaissance
  • Titian
  • Giorgione
  • Giovanni Bellini

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