The “Miracle of the Slave” by Jacopo Tintoretto: an absolute Masterpiece

The “Miracle of the Slave” by Jacopo Tintoretto: an absolute Masterpiece

Tintoretto was one of the most important painters of the Venetian Renaissance. He produced lots of works of art both for churches and for Scuole Grandi (Great Schools).
At the Gallerie dell’Accademia one of his masterpieces is displayed. Originally painted for the Scuola Grande di San Marco, the ‘Miracle of the Slave’ was completed in 1548 and it was a real and complete revolution from the artistic point of view: colors, figures, diagonals and much more. Let’s discover it together reading the following post.

Isabella Canali Andreini and the job of acting

Isabella Canali Andreini and the job of acting

Isabella Canali Andreini was the one who really started the profession of actress, ennobling this often discredited and opposed profession. Besides, her name, Isabella, coincides with a specific character of the Commedia dell’Arte, that of the “Innamorata” or “l’Amorosa”, such was her skill in giving depth and credibility to the characters she played on stage.

Caterina Cornaro, a Queen in Venice

Caterina Cornaro, a Queen in Venice

When telling the history of Venice, women have always remained a bit in the background. However, there is a woman who played a fundamental role in the history of the most Serene Republic. This is the amazing story of Caterina Cornaro, the queen of Cyprus who abdicated the throne for the sake of Venice.

History of the Opera in Venice and of the Malibran theatre

History of the Opera in Venice and of the Malibran theatre

Will we be able to see soon a new Baroque theatre here in Venice according to the wonderful project presented by Paul Atkin last year? It would be superb. In the meanwhile we are happy about the reopening of the Malibran theatre after the recent lockdown. Its name used to be a different one a long time ago.

Portraits of Venice

Portraits of Venice

Venice has often been a favorite subject for painters, and many artworks in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Ca’ Pesaro depict the floating city. Yet, every artist sees Venice in a different way: here’s a selection of my favorite “portraits of Venice”.