North Carolina Museum of Art March 4, 2017 – June 18, 2017
From the mid-1400s to early 1500s, artists forged a Renaissance style that was distinctly Venetian. Through this artistic evolution, the city became an internationally recognized model of pictorial excellence.
Titian, Madonna and Child with Saints Catherine of Alexandria and Dominic, and a Donor, about 1513. Oil on canvas; 53-7/8 × 72-1/2 in. Fondazione Magnani Rocca, Mamiano di Traversetolo, Parma, Italy. Courtesy of Fondazione Magnani Rocca, Mamiano di Traversetolo (Parma).
Artworks on view in the exhibition will emphasize how masters during this period—whose sensitivity toward color and light remained unparalleled for centuries—veered from traditional techniques and began using oil paint to experiment with depth, emotion and dimension in their work.
Glory of Venice features about 50 significant works, and provides visitors with a rare opportunity to experience 19 artworks from Venice’s Gallerie dell’Accademia, which houses one of the greatest collections of Venetian Renaissance art in the world.
Additional masterworks on view include paintings on loan from the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice and the Fondazione Magnani Rocca in Parma, Italy, as well as signature paintings from the DAM’s collection.
Artworks include Christ Carrying the Cross by Giorgione, on loan from the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice,
and Sacred Conversation by Titian, from the Fondazione Magnani Rocca in Parma, Italy.
Daily guided tours of Glory of Venice will be offered throughout the exhibition at 1 p.m. Tours are included in museum admission and no reservations are required. A fully illustrated publication, produced by the DAM, will accompany the exhibition.
Giovanni Bellini, Annunciation, early 1500. Oil on canvas; 88 × 42 in., each. Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice.
Attributed to Sebastino del Piombo, Madonna and Child with Saints Catherine and John the Baptist, about 1505-1508. Oil on panel; 20-1/8 × 31-7/8 in. Gallerie dell’Accademia
A fully illustrated catalog, published by the DAM, will accompany the exhibition. Essays detailing Glory of Venice: Masterworks of the Renaissance will be included in the catalog by exhibition co-curators Angelica Daneo and Dr. Giovanna Damiani.