July 18 2022
April 22 - October 30, 2022 The Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro hosts From Donatello to Alessandro Vittoria, 1450 - 1600. 150 Years of Sculpture in the Republic of Venice, the first major Venetian exhibition dedicated to Venetian sculpture
The Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro hosts From Donatello to Alessandro Vittoria, 1450 - 1600. 150 Years of Sculpture in the Republic of Venice, the first major Venetian exhibition dedicated to Venetian sculpture curated by Toto Bergamo Rossi, director of Venetian Heritage and Claudia Cremonini, director of Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro. Organized and financed by the Venetian Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with the Veneto Regional Directorate for Museums, the exhibition will take place from April 22 to October 30, 2022.
The show, installed at the museum’s piano nobile, will focus on the dialogue between several works of masters operating in Venice and in the territories of the Republic between the 15th and 17th centuries, such as Donatello, Antonio Rizzo, Pietro, Tullio and Antonio Lombardo and also Jacopo Sansovino and Alessandro Vittoria, displaying, in addition to pieces already known to the general public, some sculptures never seen in museum contexts. The exhibition aims to give back to the visitors the interpretative variety of the sculptural technique, underlining its value and the richness of aesthetic declinations and materials within a historical-artistic context that too often prefers painting in the artistic discourse on Venice.
Thanks to important loans from national and international institutions and private collections, the exhibition will be centers on the most significant moments of a much broader and far-reaching event, that of sculptural production in the Veneto region from the early Renaissance to the late Mannerist period, highlighting the complexity and richness of the stylistic and iconographic contributions that converged to Venice in years of great renewal for local figurative culture.
"This exhibition marks the full return of Ca' d'Oro to the great Venetian exhibition circuit and we are very pleased that this is happening with an initiative, scheduled to coincide with the Art Biennale, that ties its conception to the peculiarity of the collections and offers the opportunity to enhance an important sector of the museum's heritage, which is closely linked to collectionism and dispersions from the territory”, says Claudia Cremonini, co-curator of the exhibition and director of the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro. “The venue - it seemed to us - could not be more appropriate for an exhibition on sculpture, which, together with marble, plays a key role in the ideal connection between inside and outside, between the extraordinary ornamental apparatus of the Palace and the art collections housed in it".
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