Andrea Schiavone among Parmigianino, Tintoretto and Titian
Right from the outset, the art of Andrea Meldolla, better known as Schiavone (Zara, circa 1510-15 – Venice, 1563) divided Venetian public opinion for his evident nonconformity.
Now the city celebrates the artist in the first retrospective to be ever dedicated to him, examining Schiavone’s production thanks to many international loans and the latest critical studies, together with his relationship with the more well-known Venetian artists of the time. Schiavone’s work, admired by Marco Boschini and which stimulated the enthusiasm of El Greco, was solitary, non-academic and in some ways rebellious; an evident feature is his role as precursor in the definition of a new synthetic style, with a sometimes almost “informal” touch, that was able to influence even Titian and Tintoretto.
The exhibition will, for the very first time allow scholars and the interested public to see brought together a substantial number of works by Schiavone in all three of the media in which he significantly worked – namely, etching, painting, and drawing – and in all phases of his career.
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