An exhibition at Palazzo Ducale describes the story of the Doges and Dogaressas in Venice.
The apartment of the Doge
at Palazzo Ducale
, renovated for the opening of the exhibition, following the great success achieved until now from the show will host until the 15th of February 2015 this exposition that describes - through works from the prestigious collections of the Museo Correr
, its Library
and its cabinets of drawings, prints and numismatics - the historical evolution
of a symbolic figure
of Venice: the Doge
. Doges and Dogaressas
tells through paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, coins, medals and traditional insignia of power, the story of an extraordinary world collapsed in 1797 and later immortalized in the size of myth.
The scenic route starts with three important depictions of the Lion of St. Mark
, the work of Jacobello del Fiore (1415), Donato Veneziano
(1459) and Vittore Carpaccio
(1516), which represents the prize to the beautiful portraits of the Doge Francesco Foscari, Alvise Mocenigo and Leonardo Loredan, respectively, of Lazzaro Bastiani, Giovanni Bellini
, with which is highlighted the rise of the image of the prince to real icon of the Venetian Republic. The portrait of Sebastiano Venier by Andrea Vicentino
closes the series of the Doges that have made Venice important with the energy and commitment of the use of weapons, which culminated in the Battle of Lepanto.
A big part of the space in the exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Dogaressas, particularly to Morosina Morosini Grimani
(1595-1605), of which are shown a portrait attributed to Palma il Giovane
and a celebratory painting of his coronation, and to Elisabetta Querini Valier
(1694-1700), the fourth and last wife of a Serenissimo to receive officially a public investiture.
From January 26th to June 30th 2014
8.30 am – 5.30 pm (last admission 4.30 pm) till March 31st;
8.30 am – 7 pm (last admission 6 pm) from April 1st
Ticket full price: 16,00 euro
Ticket reduced price: 8,00 euro