One of the most momentous chapters in the history of European art: Venetian painting of the Renaissance. Entitled “Titian and the Renaissance in Venice”, the major special exhibition from 13 February to 26 May 2019 unites more than a hundred masterpieces – In the early sixteenth century, artists of the “City of Water” developed an independent strain of the Renaissance relying on purely painterly means and the impact of light and colour. One of their most important exponents was Titian (ca. 1488/90–1576), who would hold the key position in the Venetian art scene all his life.
In a series of thematic chapters, selected aspects characteristic of Venetian Cinquecento painting are presented. Continuities that transcended time play just as important a role as the sometimes rapid development of individual pictorial themes in the 16th century. This overview volume with high quality reproduced works of art and knowledgeable texts introduces the reader to the art of the Renaissance, one of the most important art epochs of the lagoon city.
This catalogue is in English, you can find the German version here.