From 7 September 2018 to 6 January 2019
Venezia, Palazzo Ducale – Doge’s Apartments
The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the National Gallery of Art in Washington present from 7 September 2018 to 6 January 2019 an international research project to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto, one of the giants of sixteenth-century European painting.
The itinerary in the Doge’s Apartment – curated by Robert Echols and Frederick Ilchman, under the consultative direction of Gabriella Belli – contains around seventy of Tintoretto’s paintings, including his large canvases. These can be admired together with a rare core of drawings that illustrate the artist’s creative process, and have been chosen with particular reference to the paintings on display. They include exceptional loans from Italian and London museums: the National Gallery, the Royal Collection, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Courtauld Gallery. Works also come from Paris, Ghent, Lyon, Dresden, Otterlo, Prague and Rotterdam.
The Prado in Madrid will send five extraordinary works, including Joseph and the Wife of Potiphar (c. 1555), Judith and Holofernes (1552–1555) and The Rape of Helen (1578-1579), which is over three meters long. Susanna and the Elders, Tintoretto’s famous and fascinating masterpiece from 1555-1556, will arrive from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and, thanks to the Staatliche Museen of Berlin, visitors will also be able to appreciate the nobility of gaze in The Portrait of Giovanni Mocenigo (c. 1580).
Internationally renowned art historians have contributed to the project, which will take the form of a major exhibition held at the Palazzo Ducale and the Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia.
In these two prestigious venues the 500th anniversary of the birth of Tintoretto will be celebrated by Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia with the exhibition Tintoretto 1519 – 1594 at the Palazzo Ducale and by the Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia with the exhibition The young Tintoretto, an integrated sequence of extraordinary masterpieces from the world’s major public and private collections. Many of his paintings in Venice will be restored for the occasion, thanks to the support of Save Venice Inc., which the public will now be able to admire in their full expressive power.
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Scientific direction Gabriella Belli
Curated by Robert Echols and Frederick Ilchman
Co-produced with The National Gallery, Washington
In collaboration with Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venezia
Supported by Save Venice Inc.
and Louis Vuitton