During the 19th Century American and English collectors fell in love with Venice and decided to live in their palaces along the Grand Canal. Many of these visitors started a collection of Venetian art pieces and handicraft objects like glasses, velvet and damask, but also paintings of important old Venetian masters.
Titian’s famous painting ‘Pesaro Madonna’ returned to its original location in the Frari Church after four years of absence and a conservative restoration curated by Save Venice. This special event prompts us to discuss this milestone of the history of Venetian painting: discover why this masterpiece broke with tradition and learn more about the history of the location, the genre of this painting, the donors and much more.
Antonio Grimani’s career was controversial. A capable merchant, he obtained a considerable wealth to be then cast aside and be banished from Venice, to turn then powerful again and reach the highest position in political life in Venice as Doge. We can retrace his ups and downs in life in the wonderful painting by Titian and in the palace of the his famous nephew, Patriarch Giovanni Grimani, today a great State museum.
Titian is the undisputed genius of Venetian painting, considered to be one of the founders of modern painting. Taking a look at some of his works in Venice will not only provide us with a feast for the eyes, but will also help us understand the reason behind his fame.
Discover the most beautiful, iconic and representative site in Venice: the Doge’s Palace that houses the essence of Venetian civilization. Get to know the stories behind its “old stones” and listen to their soft whispers narrating a compelling story.