LOCATION: Palazzo Ducale
There’s no better way to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Jacopo Tintoretto’s birth, the famous Venetian painter, with an extraordinary exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the Washington National Gallery of Art.
From 7th September 2018 to 6 January 2019 inside the Doge’s Palace the exhibition will be set to celebrate one of the greatest characters in the Italian and International history of art, with a journey through the Doge’s apartment, curated by Robert Echols and Frederick Ilchman, under the scientific direction of Gabriella Belli.
Here, you’ll have the chance to see 50 paintings and 20 draws autographed by Tintoretto, which were lended by the biggest and most important museums in the world, together with the famous cycles that Tintoretto painted at the Doge’s Palace from 1564 to 1592, still in the same place as they were at that time.
The exhibition will deeply describe Jacopo Tintoretto’s visionary idea of painting completely out of the box. He was the one who challenged the traditional painting of another great Venetian painter, Tiziano, introducing new iconographies and techniques, that marked a strong change of direction in the Venetian painting of 1500.
A lot of pieces come from both Italian and international museums, from London (National Gallery, the Royal Collection, the Victoria and Albert’s Museum, and the Courtauld Gallery), from Paris, Gent, Lion, Dresden, Otterlo, Page, Rotterdam.
Among the loans, five works from the Museo Prado of Madrid stand out - including Joseph and the wife of Putifarre (about 1555), Judith and Holofernes (1552-1555) and The Abduction of Helen (1578-1579), which is three meters long.
Susanna and the Elders of 1555-1556 will come from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and the Portrait of Giovanni Mocenigo (around 1580) from the Staatliche Museum in Berlin.
Either the United States wanted to be part of this huge celebration, sending Jacopo’s artworks from Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington.
The exhibition journey starts and ends with two emblematic self-portraits, that Jacopo’s made at the beginning and at the end of his carrier, respectively landed by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Louvre Museum.
From 8.30 am to 7.00 pm (last access at 6.00 pm
From November 1st to March 31st: from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm (last access at 4.30 pm).
Tickets: 13€ per person.