Drawings of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From Hayez to Vedova

From: 10-10-2014 To: 11-01-2015
Accademia Gallery
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Hundreds of drawings by important Italian artists of the '800 and' 900 on display until 11 January 2015 at the Accademia Galleries.

From 11 October 2014, at the Accademia Galleries in Venice, is opened the exhibition Drawings of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From Hayez to Vedova, the display is part of the initiatives of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage in support of the Biennale of Architecture. The exhibit in fact offers an exceptional selection of drawings between art and architecture, signed by some of the most important artists of the '800 and '900 .This is a unique opportunity, as all the works on display come from the Cabinet of Drawings and Prints of the Accademia's Galleries in Venice and that, for reasons of conservation, can rarely be admired by the public. On the occasion of the display Drawings of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are exhibited little masterpieces by artists such as Francesco Hayez, Andrea Appiani, Giuseppe Bossi, Khosrow Dusi, Vincenzo Camuccini, Pelagius Pelagi and William Joung Ottley, and 30 unpublished studies of architecture, plants, elevations, facades, sections of civil and religious buildings designed by the architect Giacomo Quarenghi from Bergamo, of which the Venetian fund retains 541 sheets. The twentieth century is represented by 10 unpublished drawings by artists of the past century: Emilio Vedova, Giovanni Previati, Giuseppe Santomaso, Armand Rassenfosse and 16 eliocopie of the Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa. Most of the papers exposed, usually never visible to the public, but kept in absolute darkness, inside the air-conditionedand armored vaults, have been restored for the occasion. In particular, we point out that the six preparatory studies for the painting of Francesco Hayez The destruction of the temple in Jerusalem, already donated to the Gallery in 1868 by the artist himself, are shown for comparison with the painting itself. The 16 eliocopie of the architect Carlo Scarpa have never been exhibited before, and are of particular interest since they are all projects for the Accademia Galleries, and have remained there at the end of the works in 1959. Five tables give also autograph annotations made with graphite, drawn up under review; one dedicated to the easel for the display of the painting depicting the Fortune Teller by Piazzetta, also shows the use of colored crayons to highlight some details. The panel exhibition designed by the architect has now been restored and displayed next to its graphic design studio. Timetables: Monday: 8.15 – 14.00 (last entrance 13.15) Tuesday > Sunday: 8.15 – 19.15 (last entrance 18.30)


Drawings of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From Hayez to Vedova
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Drawings of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From Hayez to Vedova