The sixteenth century from Titian to van Dyck. Fifty works from the Alessandra collection on display in Treviso

On display at the Casa dei Carraresi in Treviso is the Alessandra Collection from September 26, 2018 to February 3, 2019 with 'From Titian to Van Dyck. The Face of the 1500s'.

Scheduled at the Casa dei Carraresi in Treviso, from September 26, 2018 to February 3, 2019, is the exhibition Da Tiziano a Van Dyck. The Face of the 1500s, an exhibition that displays fifty works from an important private collection, the collection created after World War II (and since 1956 to be exact) by Treviso architect Giuseppe Alessandra. A collection that Alessandra gathered also thanks to his frequentations with some important art historians of the time (from Longhi to Fiocco, from Carli to Pallucchini) and by establishing a friendship with Pietro Zampetti, at the time director of the Fine Arts of the City of Venice. Just in 1956, Alessandra purchased the first work in her collection, the Saint Joseph with Child, a work that Giuseppe Fiocco attributed to Sante Perenda. The choice manifested the collector’s intentions: to set up a collection focused on the Venetian school between the 16th and 17th centuries (but one that did not disdain the 20th century and the contemporary either).

The itinerary proposed by curator Ettore Merkel proposes a journey from the Renaissance to the first glimpses of the Baroque, passing through all of Mannerism, to highlight the evolution of Venetian painting from the Bellinian tradition and the Giorgionesque revolution, to illustrate the manner of the great Renaissance and Mannerist workshops, such as those of Titian and the Bassanos, and finally to the new 17th-century expressions. In addition, alongside the works of the masters, the curator decided to exhibit workshop and circle works in order to focus on the creative model of the period.

The exhibition is divided into six sections. The first and second include a large body of works that aims to analyze Venetian painting from the end of the 15th century to the end of the following century. From the Bellini workshop to the last Titian, this part of the exhibition analyzes some of the major personalities of the Venetian Renaissance such as Giorgione, Titian and Tintoretto, whose works are presented alongside paintings made by artists who came out of their workshops (such as Sebastiano del Piombo, Palma il Giovane and Lodovico Pozzoserrato). Titian’s Portrait of Ottavio Farnese (1545-46), among others, is featured. The third and fourth sections deal with contemporary artistic events in the Lombardy area and Central Italy. The fifth section looks at artists from beyond the Alps whose events influenced the figurative arts in Northern Italy. This section includes Hans von Aachen ’s Portrait of a Gentleman and Anton Van Dyck’s Head of Character. The last part of the exhibition leads the public inside the events of the Baroque.

The exhibition opens Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 24 and 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jan. 1 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Closed on Christmas Day. Mondays open only with group reservations. Tickets: full 12 euros, reduced 10 euros (students under 26, concessionary), special reduced 8 euros (children and young people aged 6 to 18), reduced groups 10 euros, family ticket 8 euros for each member (minimum 2 adults and 1 minor), free for children under 6, accredited journalists, tour guides, disabled with accompanying person. Guided tours and educational workshops are planned. All info can be found on the Casa dei Carraresi website.

Pictured: Sebastiano del Piombo, Portrait of Pier Luigi Farnese (c. 1540; oil on canvas, 62 x 53 cm; Giuseppe Alessandra Collection)

The sixteenth century from Titian to van Dyck. Fifty works from the Alessandra collection on display in Treviso
The sixteenth century from Titian to van Dyck. Fifty works from the Alessandra collection on display in Treviso

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