Titian’s “La Bella” at Palazzo Grimani in Venice ?>

Titian’s “La Bella” at Palazzo Grimani in Venice

From: 01-11-2013 To: 26-01-2014
Palazzo Grimani
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  • LOCATION: Palazzo Grimani

A rare opportunity to see the masterpiece by Titian on display in Venice at Palazzo Grimani

From 1 November 2013 to 26 January 2014, the wonderful Palazzo Grimani Museum in Venice will host one of Titian’s most celebrated works, the portrait of a lavishly dressed young woman adorned with jewels: La Bella. This masterpiece is of the utmost importance to renaissance painting, and was recently restored by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure and then kept in the Palatine Gallery of Palazzo Pitti in Florence. La Bella is being displayed at Palazzo Grimani thanks to an exchange of art works between public museum institutions. In fact, the Superintendancy of Venice has loaned the Visions of the Hereafter by Hieronymus Bosch, normally kept Palazzo Grimani, to the ‘Renaissance Dream’ exhibition being held at Palazzo Pitti for several months. So it was that the Superintendancy of Florence reciprocated by offering La Bella. Titian’s La Bella will be placed in the hall known as the Tribuna (known as the Antiquarium in historic times, or the antique study), the heart of the Grimani family’s archaeological collections with perhaps the most evocative atmosphere of the whole museum. The room’s marble decorations and over-head lighting will do justice to the painterly quality and colours the recent restoration has returned to this extraordinary painting.  


Titian’s “La Bella” at Palazzo Grimani in Venice
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Titian’s “La Bella” at Palazzo Grimani in Venice