LOCATION: Palazzo Ducale
The Foundation Musei Civici di Venezia, together with the City of Antwerp, VisitFlanders and the Flemish Community, presents "From Titian to Rubens. Masterpieces from Antwerp and other Flemish Collections", at the Doge's Palace until March, 1st 2020. The spectacular Doge's residence will be transformed into "constkamers", rooms enriched with wonderful works of art demonstrating the wealths of the Flemish collections. Featuring masterpieces by artists including Titian, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Michiel Sweerts, the exhibition offers a dazzling array of artworks. Three icons of Venetian painting return to their hometown, Venice: Titian’s Jacopo Pesaro presenting Saint Peter to Pope Alexander VI, the altarpiece of the former San Geminiano church, and Titian’s Portrait of a Lady and her Daughter. These artworks from Flemish collections are rarely lent, and some have never been shown in public, until now. A special section of the exhibition will be devoted to Flemish star composer Adriaan Willaert, who settled permanently in Venice to become Maestro di Cappella of the St. Mark's Basilica in 1527. He founded the famous Venetian School of music where Giovanni Gabrieli and Claudio Monteverdi attended.