An extraordinary exhibition in Venice at Correr Museum
Until April 10, 2016 the halls of the wonderful Museum Correr
overlooking St. Mark’s Square
, hosts the first exhibition dedicated to Andrea Schiavone
, the inventor of an innovative style which was sensational and an artist who ‘stood out from the crowd’, admired by Tintoretto, Carracci and El Greco
This monographic exhibition it's an extraordinary opportunity to discover Schiavone’s central role in the golden age of painting in the Venetian Republic through 140 works from all over the world
. He's an artist who from the start stood out as a sensational novelty, who was was ground-breaking and in a certain way enigmatic on the extraordinary field of Venetian Renaissance painting
, with its polyphonic concerto that included outstanding artists first in Venice,
and then in Europe. A fascinating and modern artist who therefore ‘stood out from the crowd’
and it is to this Dalmatian artist that, after decades of studies and research, the first monographic exhibition will be devoted, offering the public the first real opportunity to discover Schiavone’s central role in the golden age of painting in the Venetian Republic.
On display together are more than 80 of Andrea Meldola’s works paintings, drawings, prints– most of which have never been shown at an exhibition before and are on loan from Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Collection
, the Kunsthistorisches Museum and Albertina in Vienna
, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
, the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts in Zagabria
, the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden, Musée du Louvre in Paris and the London British Museum.
Visitors will also can admire cornerstones of Schiavone’ painting, alongside important paintings by other great artists of the period in comparison
. Masterpieces by his ideal maestro Parmigianino – the marvellous Madonna with Child from the Uffizi – a friend of his youth, Jacopo Tintoretto, Titian – with the Aldobrandini Madonna from the National Gallery in London – as well as works by Vasari, Salviati, Bordon, Bassano, Polidoro da Lanciano, and Lambert Sustris; all of these artists were not only important for Schiavone, but also for the extraordinary scene of Venetian art in the age of Mannerism.