Galleria dell'Accademia : Michelin's recommendations
This is THE great museum of Venice, the one you must absolutely visit to discover a complete panoramic view of Venetian painting from the 14th C. to the 18th C.! It is installed within a group of buildings that make up the convent of the canons of Latran, the Church of Charity and the first scuola maggiore in Venice, the School o Charity. Among the strong points of this museum are the enigmatic Tempest by Giorgione, one of the paintings that have most intrigued art historians. You will also see the impressive Old lady by the same artist and a sweet Virgin with shrubs by Giovanni Bellini. The great Venetian masters of the 16th C. are represented by Veronese (in particular for the immense Supper with Levi,, the first of the great Supper scenes executed for convent refectories, and whose profane aspect shocked the Inquisition at the time), Titian, Tintoretto, Tiepolo... For its documentary value, you should notice the Procession at Saint Mark's Square, by Gentile Bellini and, above all, The Miracle of the relic of the true Cross, by Vittore Carpaccio: the has relegated the topic to a corner of the painting, which has become a pretext to paint the area surrounding the Rialto bridge with a great emphasis on detail: though the wooden bridge in the painting is not the same one you will see today, the rest of the area has hardly changed, and the countless individuals painted in it are a first-rate document about daily life in the Grand Canal area at the end of the 15th C.: not all that different from what it is today...
- Address : Campo della Carità 1050 I - 30131 Venezia30131Venezia
- Phone : 0415222247
- E-mail : email@example.com
- Website : http://www.gallerieaccademia.org
- Prices : 11 €
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