Art, Faith & Medicine in Tintoretto’s Venice. An exhibition at Scuola Grande San Marco, from Sept 6th, 2018 until January 6th, 2019. About the social, medical, religious, artistic life of Venice at the time of Jacopo and Domenico Tintoretto.
At the Quirinale, Theater of the Dioscuri – from November 22 until January 28, 2018. Free admission. His grandfather, Guglielmo Ciardi was a great landscape painter who masterly depicted Venice in the 19th century. Aunt Emma Ciardi and uncle Alessandro Milesi were also celebrated Venetian painters.
This unusual exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi opens with an extraordinary piece: the recently restored ‘River God’ by Michelangelo (around 1524), a fragile clay and organic materials model for a statue – never executed – that was to ornate one of the Medici tombs at San Lorenzo.
Giovan Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), one of the greatest engravers of any time, is on at the Museum of Rome (Palazzo Braschi) until October 15th, 2017. About 200 important graphic works, organized in 16 sections, provide visitors with a complete and fascinating survey of the long career of this Venetian architect, who arrived in 1740 in Rome and fell in love with the archeological heritage of the Eternal City
Exactly 200 years ago (it was August 10th) the new Accademia Galleries were inaugurated and first opened to the public. The director was then Leopoldo Cicognara (1767-1834), art historian, intellectual and collector, in charge of the Galleries since 1808, when Venice was ruled by Napoleon and the seat of the collection was still at the ‘Fonteghetto della Farina’ near St Mark’s Square.
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