"La Venere di Urbino: The Lineage of the Goddess of Beauty from Antiquity to the Renaissance" Exhibition
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This exhibition displays various works on the theme of the goddess Venus, dating from antiquity through the Renaissance and early Baroque eras. The exhibition, with its selection of approximately 70 paintings, sculptures, and decorative art works, reveals how the myth of Venus stimulated and inspired the artists of antiquity. It will also consider ways in which Venus iconography was revived and developed during the Renaissance resurrection of classical culture. Thanks to the generous cooperation of the Florence Museums Association, we have been able to include the Venere di Urbino, a masterpiece by the major Venetian painter Titian, from the Uffizi Gallery. Images of Venus from other districts of Italy will also be displayed in this exhibition.
[Image: Titian “Venus of Urbino” (1538) Oil on canvas, 119 × 165ccm Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence Photo: Antonio Quattrone]
From 2008-03-04 To 2008-05-18
Closed on Mondays except April 28th and May 5th. Closed May 7th (Wed).
Titian et al.