LOCATION: Gallerie dell'Accademia
130 artworks, 10 sections and 3 main characters, who let the relaunch of Venice’s culture after Napoleon. These are the numbers of “Canova, Hayes, Cicognara. The last glory of Venice” the exhibition that from September 29, 2017, to April 2, 2018 celebrates the bicentenary of the Gallerie dell’Accademia foundation.
An homage to the period between the 1815, when the Horses of Saint Mark came back to the city, and the 1822, when Canova died, an important period for the history of the Serenissima Republic. A sort of rebirth for the cultural life of Venice.
Leopoldo Cicognara, intellectual and president of the Academy of Fine Arts, worked with his friend Antonio Canova, tutelary deity of this project, and Francesco Hayes to gave birth to a museum of international importance, that could give value to the extraordinary Venetian artistic heritage, promoting contemporary art at the same time.
The masterpieces you will see at the exhibition are divided in 10 thematic sections, among them you’ll notice the prestigious collection of manufactures that Francesco I, the imperator, sent to his court in Vienna in 1818. They are known as “the Venetian Provences’ homage”. For the first time after 200 years, they are coming back to Venice.
You’ll also see the Canova’s Musa Polimnia, paintings, sculptures and several marble vases. An entire floor is dedicated to Murano glass and precious bindings, representing the highest artistic production of the Neoclassical period in Venice.
Full price ticket, Gallerie dell’Accademia + Mostra Canova, Hayez, Cicognara: € 15.00