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From 20 June to 24 September 2017, the #museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is hosting Renaissance Venice. The Triumph of Beauty and the Destruction of Painting, an exhibition devoted to Venetian art of the sixteenth century – its first zenith – and featuring nearly 100 works by artists such as Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Bassano, Giorgione and Lotto. It sets out to show how the specific devices of Venetian painting, from the use of chiaroscuro and colour as the bases for representing figures and space to a closer attention to nature than was advocated by the classical tradition, more idealistic in its conception, embodied a fully Renaissance idea of beauty that was on a par with, and sometimes superior to, the art then being produced in Rome, Parma and Florence. Curated by Fernando Checa Cremades, professor of Art History at the Universidad Complutense, the show examines this hub of art production, which is essential to understanding the history of painting, through a careful selection of the subjects depicted by the masters who earned it universal fame rather than from a chronological or stylistic approach. It features an outstanding group of paintings and a few sculptures, prints and books from private collections and museums such as the Galleria dell´Accademia in Venice, the Fondazione Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the Galeria degli Uffizi in Florencia, the Musée du Louvre in Paris and the National Gallery in London.
Renaissance Venice. The Triumph of Beauty and the Destruction of Painting
20.06 - 24.09.2017
Organiser: #museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Venue and dates: #madrid, #museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, from 20 June to 24 September 2017 Curator: Fernando Checa Cremades, professor of Art History at the Universidad Complutense in #madrid Project director: Mar Borobia, head curator of Old Master Painting at the #museo ThyssenBornemisza Technical curator: María Eugenia Alonso, curator of Old Master Painting at the #museo ThyssenBornemisza Number of works: 89 Publications: Catalogue sponsored by Fundación Abertis with texts by Fernando Checa Cremades, Augusto Gentili, Carlo Corsato, Thomas Dalla Costa, Piero Boccardo, Bernard Aikema, Santiago Arroyo and Matteo Mancini and a chronology by Maria Eugenia Alonso. Educational guidebook and digital publication available from the app Quiosco Thyssen.
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